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Hackers use Chinese IPs to launch attacks  06 August 2010 
Source: Asia One - Posted by Alex   
Although cyber attacks have been frequently reported across the mainland, China is not home to a vast web of malicious hackers, as many attacks here originate from countries overseas, according to analysts.
 
TippingPoint gives vendors six months to fix holes  05 August 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
As of Wednesday, software vendors will have a deadline to fix vulnerabilities reported to them by TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative rather than allowing holes to remain unpatched indefinitely.
 
Most SSL Sites Poorly Configured  04 August 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Alex   
The good news about SSL-based websites: Most are running strong encryption. The bad news: More than 60 percent aren't properly configured.
 
AppArmor set for inclusion in Linux kernel  02 August 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
James Morris, the maintainer of the Linux kernel's security subsystem, has integrated the kernel code for the AppArmor security extension into his development branch, which forms part of Linux-Next. Shortly afterwards, he announced that he also intends to send the code to Linus Torvalds for integration into the Linux 2.6.36 kernel.
 
ATMs At Risk, Researcher Warns At Black Hat  29 July 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A security researcher today gave notice to companies that make automated teller machines (ATMs). Here on the first day of the Black Hat conference, Barnaby Jack, director of research at IOActive, demonstrated attacks that would allow a criminal to compromise ATMs, allowing hypothetical thieves to steal cash, copy customers' ATM card data, or learn the master passwords of the machines.
 
Torrent legality study 'horribly wrong', says TorrentFreak  28 July 2010 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Global BitTorrent news source TorrentFreak has ridiculed the veracity of a University of Ballarat study on the legality of BitTorrent usage, labelling some of its claims "horribly wrong" and saying that "mistake after mistake" was made during its preparation.
 
Google fixes Chrome holes, seeks security reform  27 July 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Just before the Black Hat security conference begins, Google has patched seven secuity holes in its stable version of Chrome and begun an effort to speed up the software industry's response to such vulnerabilities.
 
NIST Releases Virtualization Security Guidelines  26 July 2010 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Alex   
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued new guidelines for the implementation of full virtualization that address common security concerns with the technology.
 
Last release for PHP 5.2 & updates for 5.3  26 July 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The users of PHP 5.2 should upgrade to 5.3 at their earliest convenience, as the active support of the 5.2 series came to an end with the release of version 5.2.14 earlier today. PHP 5.2.0 was released almost four years ago and according to the release announcement, the developers say that, in future, any further security fixes will only be released on a case-by-case basis.
 
Computer hackers push boundaries of technology  23 July 2010 
Source: Fosters - Posted by Anthony Pell   
In a corner of a Panera Bread store in Meriden, amid the clatter of dinner plates and orders recited over a warbling sound system, a group of men and a woman gathered recently, laptops open.
 
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