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Security Tips For Virtualization  09 March 2011 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Here you are, adding yet another server to your virtualized environment that went from beta to production in the data center equivalent of zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds. That speed means the security policies and processes you routinely applied to physical servers probably went out the window over the past few years.
8 Security Tips from the HBGary Hack  08 March 2011 
Source: PC World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Thanks to Ars Technica and, we now have intimate details of the Anonymous attack against security research company HBGary. There are no surprises in how the attacks where carried out, but we can draw many morals from the story, even if we've heard them time and time before.
Ubuntu Security: Holes Found, Holes Fixed  07 March 2011 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Oh my God! There are security holes in Ubuntu 10.04! The sky is falling! Bill Gates is the maker of the one true operating system; forgive us Bill for we have worshiped at the feet of false Penguin idols. Oh please, give me a break!
How to secure Web applications from insecure mobile devices  23 February 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
According to the RSA 2011 Cybercrime Trends Report, the number one trend this year will be mobile device malware and the associated exploitation of mobile smart devices to commit fraud. The explosive growth of mobile smart devices as general purpose “on the go” computers has made them an attractive target for cybercriminals to exploit.
Linux vulnerable to USB worms  09 February 2011 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
At the ShmooCon hacker conference, security expert Jon Larimer from IBM's X-Force team demonstrated that Linux is far from immune from attacks via USB storage devices: during his presentation, the expert obtained access to a locked Linux system using a specially crafted USB flash drive, ...
WordPress 3.0.5 addresses security vulnerabilities  08 February 2011 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The development team has released version 3.0.5 of its open source blogging and publishing platform, a maintenance and security update that addresses two vulnerabilities; these could have allowed a Contributor- or Author-level user to gain further access to the site.
Top 10 free open source tools for network admins  02 February 2011 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Routing issues, slow network applications, DNS resolution problems -- a network administrator has to deal with a host of network nuisances on a daily basis. How do you survive when you're constantly under the gun to fix the problems? Like any other professional, you need a solid set of tools.
Half of federal Web sites fail DNS security test  27 January 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Half of U.S. government Web sites are vulnerable to commonplace DNS attacks because they haven't deployed a new authentication mechanism that was mandated in 2008, a new study shows.
Linux 2.6.37 Kernel Promises to Unlock OS  24 January 2011 
Source: LinuxPlanet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Linus Torvalds is starting 2011 off with a bang with the release of the 2.6.37 Linux kernel. The new kernel is the first release since 2.6.36 debuted in October. The goal of the new 2.6.37 kernel is to provide developers with improved Linux performance, security and scalability.
Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC  16 December 2010 
Source: OpenBSD Tech - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Thanks to Mehran for sending this in. OpenBSD IPSEC stack has backdoor and due to that's first open source implementation of ipsec, some OSes have the same piece of code! Since we had the first IPSEC stack available for free, large parts of the code are now found in many other projects/products. Over 10 years, the IPSEC code has gone through many changes and fixes, so it is unclear what the true impact of these allegations are."
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