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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.
 
HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 supports more sites  09 October 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a new version of its HTTPS Everywhere browser extension for Firefox that now supports encryption on even more web sites. The US digital rights advocacy organisation says that version 3.0 of its Firefox add-on, which automatically redirects users to more secure HTTPS connections when accessing certain web pages, now supports an additional 1,500 sites, more than twice as many as previous stable releases.
 
NSA: Building a More Secure Android  30 August 2012 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It's no secret that Google's Android mobile operating system has had its share of security flaws. But what is less well-known is that the U.S. government's National Security Agency (NSA) is among the teams working to improve Android security.
 
Create A Mac Zombie Army, Cheap: Hacker Emptor  24 August 2012 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Going once, going twice: The new NetWeird toolkit can be used to infect Apple OS X systems, converting Macs into zombies ready to do your botnet bidding, with prices starting at just $60.
 
The Hack That Kept Me Awake at Night  13 August 2012 
Source: The Atlantic - Posted by Anthony Pell   
If I've seemed a little bleary-eyed and inattentive this week you can blame Jim Fallows. Late on Tuesday night I read his post about gmail, which linked to Mat Honan's piece for Wired about the destruction of his (Honan's) digital life. I was then up most of the night implementing Jim's advice about improving my computer security. This is by no means the first warning Jim has issued.
 
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