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Linux kernel purged of five-year-old root access bug  23 August 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News The Linux kernel has finally been purged of a privilege-escalation vulnerability that for at least half a decade allowed untrusted local users to gain unfettered rights to the operating system's most secure locations.
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Hackers set sights on small businesses, households  20 August 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: Issaquah Reporter - Posted by Alex   
Latest News Over the past 20 years, in small cities and communities across America, the average daily police record of reported crimes and complaints would hold a familiar, and fairly uniform, list of events - a drunk and disorderly, car prowling, garage break ins, and vandalism would usually fill the police blotters of places like Issaquah and Sammamish.
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Want to deter hackers? Make your password longer  20 August 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: MSNBC - Posted by Alex   
Latest News Thanks to rapid increases in computing power, your confidential information is probably not safe unless you use a 12-digit randomized password, experts say.
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Hacker's P2P virus replaces files with sea creature manga  19 August 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: Computer World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News According to Japanese site, Asahi.com, a Japanese hacker was arrested for allegedly writing a computer virus that destroys all files on a victim's computer and replaces them with homemade manga images of sea creatures like squid, octopuses and sea urchins.
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Mozilla downplays Firefox bug, passes on fix  18 August 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Latest News Mozilla on Tuesday said that it will not patch a bug that blocks the display of a warning when Firefox detects a potentially deceptive URL, saying the flaw was not a threat.
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