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How to choose the right Linux distro  24 September 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Unlike most other desktop and server operating systems, Linux comes in a wide variety of flavors, each based on a common core of the Linux kernel and various GNU user space utilities. If you're running Linux servers -- or Linux desktops, for that matter -- you should understand the important differences and be discerning about which flavor of Linux is best suited to any given situation. This article will help you do just that.
 
Researcher Discloses Wi-Fi Thermostat Vulnerabilities  23 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Heatmiser, a U.K.-based manufacturer of digital thermostats, is contacting its customers today about a series of security issues that could expose a Wi-Fi-connected version of its product to takeover.
 
Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted  08 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When Firefox 32 shipped this week, Mozilla also officially ended its support of 1024-bit certificate authority certificates in its trusted store.
 
Google Fixes 12 Vulnerabilities in Chrome 36  22 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google patched its Chrome browser this week, fixing 12 vulnerabilities, including both a serious information disclosure bug and a use-after-free vulnerability that could let users obtain potentially sensitive information and execute arbitrary code.
 
Samba Patches Heap Overflow Bug in Current Versions  11 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The keepers of Samba, an open source software package that provides Windows operability for Linux and UNIX systems, have patched a serious heap overflow vulnerability in all 4.x.x versions of the software.
 
Samba patch fixes critical vulnerability  04 August 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The latest in a recent series of updates to the Samba file system software fixes a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker on the local network to take control of a host running a vulnerable version of the Samba nmbd NetBIOS name services daemon.
 
Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade  25 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Mozilla has released a bug-and-security update for Firefox, with 11 security fixes, three of them critical. Chief among the security patches is a use-after-free bug the organisation says was discovered by one James Kitchener.
 
Spamhaus readies new antimalware data feeds  16 June 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Spamhaus Project will soon publish two new data feeds intended to prevent people from being lured to malware-infected websites and domains.
 
Keep an eye on these 5 new features in RHEL 7  13 June 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
After six-plus months of public beta testing and more than three years after its previous major point release, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) version 7 is out. The update speaks to Red Hat's interests in outfitting RHEL with many of the latest enterprise and data center features. Here are the five top-of-the-line new additions to RHEL 7 that caught our eyes.
 
Become a next-generation security expert  22 January 2014 
Source: Kaspersky - Posted by Anthony Pell   
For six years now Kaspersky Lab has been helping students from Russia and the CIS to find their feet in the world and establish themselves professionally. We have accumulated a wealth of experience in that time and not one of the students participating in our programs has gone unnoticed.
 
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