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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.
 
Mozilla patches 16 security bugs in Firefox 3.6  22 July 2010 
Source: Tech World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Mozilla has patched 16 vulnerabilities, nine of them critical, in Firefox 3.6, the largest update for the open-source browser since March. At the same time, the company patched 12 flaws in the older Firefox 3.5.
 
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.'"
 
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