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System security? What about your DATA!  05 April 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: fewt blog - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security What makes this problem worse? Well what about your DATA? Let me start with the statement that there is nothing installed on your Desktop Linux system by default to protect your data from theft or destruction, and there is nothing to protect your computer from harming other computers when you are using Desktop Linux.
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German Government Warns Internet Users On Firefox Security Flaw  23 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: All Headline News - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security The German government warned its citizens not to use Internet web browser Firefox because of serious security problems. There is reportedly a security flaw in Mozilla Firefox Version 3.6 that could allow a hacker to take control of someone's computer by launching malicious code.
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Thunderbird Secure Connections  18 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: PostfixMail.com - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security Client configuration can be just as big of problem as the set up for the server. One of the problems is that not all clients, both Linux and Windows, are capable of handling TLS or SMTP AUTH. That is getting better but it is still a problem. One great alternative client is Thunderbird, Icedove if you are on Debian. Here is a step by step approach to setting up the Thunderbird client for TLS and SMTP AUTH.
 
New Internet browser threat sneaks by traditional defenses  17 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security An undetectable browser exploit that bares corporate networks to attackers tops the list of the most potentially effective new attacks that have been devised by researchers seeking vulnerabilities to take advantage of, according to a study by White Hat Security.
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Scan a Windows drive for viruses using Linux  09 March 2010  Print E-mail
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Source: gHacks - Posted by Alex   
Host Security Recently I came into a client who had a Windows XP machine that contained a nasty little virus that rendered the machine nearly unusable. When the machine would boot the CPU was pegging out at 100%, causing the GUI to be nearly unresponsive.
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