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Firefox, Thunderbird security fixes released  21 July 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Mozilla published security repairs for Firefox and Thunderbird on Tuesday, which included updates for the legacy versions of both. Firefox 3.6.7 for Windows, Mac, and Linux fixes 14 security bugs, including eight listed as critical, two high-level bugs, and four moderate ones.
 
Mozilla hikes Firefox bug bounties to $3K  19 July 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Mozilla on Thursday boosted bug bounty payments six-fold by increasing the standard cash award to $3,000. The new bounty for vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox Mobile and Thunderbird is also six times the normal payment by Google for flaws in its Chrome browser, and more than double the maximum $1,337 that Google pays for the most severe bugs.
 
Mozilla pulls password stealer add-on  15 July 2010 
Source: Tech World - Posted by Alex   
Mozilla on Tuesday warned users that a password stealing add-on slipped into Firefox's extension gallery more than a month ago had been downloaded nearly 2,000 times before it was detected. The malicious "Mozilla Sniffer" add-on was yanked from Mozilla's servers Monday, and added to the Firefox "blocklist," a last-resort defense that uninstalls potentially dangerous browser extensions from users' machines.
 
White hat hacker Maiffret returns to eEye  14 July 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security researcher and former Microsoft gadfly Marc Maiffret has returned to the company he started when he was a teenager, eEye Digital Security.
 
Lawrence Lessig: ASCAP's attack on Creative Commons  14 July 2010 
Source: Huffington Post - Posted by Alex   
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has launched a campaign to raise money from its members to hire lobbyists to protect them against the dangers of "Copyleft." Groups such as Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are "mobilizing," ASCAP describes in a letter to its members, "to promote 'Copyleft' in order to undermine our 'Copyright.'"
 
Vulnerability in FreeBSD's memory management  13 July 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
A vulnerability in the memory management of FreeBSD's network subsystem allows authenticated users to edit files for which they only have read privileges. The sendfile command uses mbuf memory to buffer the content of the file to be transmitted.
 
Choosing Whether To Go Open Source  12 July 2010 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Open source has always been a favorite among scientists and universities where budgets are limited but where there is plenty of expertise around to fiddle with the code and customize it for a specific project or department. It never behaved like the costlier, commercially available products from big-name vendors, and it required lots of patience for dealing with quirks and knowledge of some arcane coding tricks.
 
Code Cracked! Cyber Command Logo Mystery Solved  12 July 2010 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Okay, maybe it wasnít that much of a mystery. In fact, it took a little more than three hours for Danger Room reader jemelehill to figure out the odd string of letters and numbers in the logo of the U.S. militaryís new Cyber Command. Turns out, itís the new unitís mission statement, translated into 32 digits with the md5 cryptographic hash:
 
Security On A Shoestring SMB Budget  08 July 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Alex   
As small and midsize businesses increasingly become big targets for cybercrime, locking down their networks cheaply can be a challenge.
 
Communication breakdown: Security's language problem  07 July 2010 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It's an old problem in the security industry -- vendors, public-relations firms and the media coin all these catch phrases and buzz words to describe the latest threat or technological solution. Then the smarter industry voices get all uptight about it.
 
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