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Open Source Databases Have Come of Age  28 September 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: Tech News World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News Client/server systems with SQL interfaces jockey for position against upstart NoSQL systems with intimidating (and exciting) new models for data representation, distribution and consistency. In addition, more than a dozen embedded and special purpose databases have grown up to serve the needs of applications too small or too agile to require a full RDBMS.
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Five Main Causes Of SMB Security Incidents  27 September 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News Like you, I have also read many articles covering small business security, the authors of which have made up various lists of "top X threats" or "this year's biggest vulnerabilities," etc. So I thought it would be interesting to dig into a sampling of the data breach reports and collect some real data on causes of breaches and other security incidents in SMBs.
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Samba Reports Severe Security Flaw in All Existing Versions  24 September 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: SpamFighter - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News Developers of Samba have warned that every edition of Samba has severe vulnerability, which cyber-criminals can abuse without difficulty. The flaw makes all Samba versions till as early as 3.0 vulnerable. Incidentally, the 3.0 version was launched over 5 years back.
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No OS is safe, expert warns  23 September 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: IT Pro UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News Preconceptions that some operating systems are safer than others are misguided, a security expert has claimed. In reality all systems have their flaws which hackers will attempt to exploit and, despite some people’s belief Linux and Mac users are safer, all are vulnerable, said David Jacoby, a senior security researcher at Kaspersky.
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Linux Kernel Exploit Gives Hackers a Back Door  22 September 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: PC World - Posted by Alex   
Latest News Linux is well-known for its security advantages over many other operating systems, but that doesn't mean it's immune to problems. A Linux kernel flaw first discovered earlier this month, for example, gives hackers a way to not just gain root privileges in 64-bit Linux operating systems but also to leave a "back door" open for further exploitation later.
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