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Meet the Next Open-Source Stars  02 July 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The world of open-source software, by design, is something of a collective. Instead of well-defined teams of developers working on a project for pay, open-source software is the result of an amorphous community making contributions some good, some bad. Everyone is part of the project, everyone has a stake.
 
The top ten most common database security vulnerabilities  27 June 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Digital warfare and worldwide cyberattack rates are on the rise, and protection on corporate networks is even more crucial.
 
WordPress hardened with XSS, DoS and SSRF fixes  24 June 2013 
Source: H Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
With the second security and maintenance release of WordPress 3.5, the developers of the popular open source blogging software have closed 12 bugs, seven of them security issues. In their announcement, the developers "strongly encourage" all users to update all their installations of the software to version 3.5.2 immediately.
 
Can You Completely Secure Linux?  17 June 2013 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
How does Red Hat go about building and developing a secure Linux operating system? That question was asked and answered at the Red Hat Summit this week by Josh Bressers, who heads the Red Hat Product Security Team.
 
Create secure remote backups using Duplicity Tutorial  03 June 2013 
Source: LinuxUser UK - Posted by Alex   
Remote backup is an increasingly popular way to protect your files, and Duplicity makes it easy to implement a secure yet flexible backup system
 
Pressure mounts for building in security during application development  20 May 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security has seldom been a priority in application development, but pressure from businesses stuck patching faulty software is having an impact on the industry.
 
Too many admins spoil your security  07 May 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
We've all known for a long time that unnecessary use of elevated privileges is a bad thing. You shouldn't be logged in as an administrator while surfing the Internet or checking your email; in particular, you shouldn't do that stuff while logged onto a server as an admin. Your organization shouldn't have too many enterprise admins, domain admins, or server admins. We all have that.
 
"Forget passwords!": Google joins FIDO  26 April 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The FIDO Alliance, an organisation that aims to develop user-friendly password alternatives, has gainedPDF several new members and supporters this week. Google, NXP and CrucialTec have joined the Alliance's board of directors, taking seats alongside existing "Board Level" members.
 
When Technology Overtakes Security  21 March 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
 
Practicing safe DNS with Google  20 March 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Pooja Shah   
The Internet's a dangerous place for an innocent Web browser to be searching alone for the right Web page, so the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was created to make searching safer. That's the good news. The bad news is that DNSSEC adoption has been lagging. Now, Google has announced that it's supporting DNSSEC in its Google Public DNS service.
 
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