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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.
 
Kernel developer criticises Linux over security  26 February 2013 
Source: IT Wire - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A senior Linux kernel developer has pointed to an instance of what he calls a lax approach to security in the Linux kernel, citing the case of a serious vulnerability that is now more than a month old and is yet to be fixed.
 
PCI Delivers Security Guidance as PCI-DSS 3.0 Looms  04 February 2013 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Pooja Shah   
There is a big different between compliance and security. The PCI-DSS (Payment Council Industry Data Security Standard) is the measure against which e-commerce security is measured and it is now in the process of gearing up for a major update at the end of the year.
 
The Importance of Securing a Linux Web Server  15 January 2013 
Source: Linuxaria - Posted by Anthony Pell   
With the significant prevalence of Linux web servers globally, security is often touted as a strength of the platform for such a purpose. However, a Linux based web server is only as secure as its configuration and very often many are quite vulnerable to compromise.
 
Apple Taps Noted Hacker for Security Team  07 December 2012 
Source: The Mac Observer - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Apple has tapped a a noted hacker for its security team. Wired reported that the company has hired Kristin Paget, who was part of a small team of hackers who helped lock down Windows Vista for Microsoft before that OS shipped.
 
Linux Webserver Rootkit Attacks Internet Users  03 December 2012 
Source: Toms Hardware - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Rootkit.Linux.Snakso.a is designed to infect the Linux kernel version 2.6.32-5-amd64 and adds an iframe to all served web pages by the infected Linux server via the nginx proxy.
 
Researchers Raving Over Remarkable Rootkit  20 November 2012 
Source: Tech Week EU - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One of the more advanced rootkits to have hit town in recent memory has got security researchers across the globe in a tizz, even though it hasnít even been finished.
 
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