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Network breaking and entering: Ars tests the Pwn Plug R3  12 February 2015 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Imagine for a moment the following scenario: you're the manager for a busy bank branch in a major city. You come back from lunch and are told by one of your employees that someone from corporate IT dropped by to check on a reported problem with a branch PC.
 
Memory Corruption Bugs Found in VLC Media Player  21 January 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
There are two memory corruption vulnerabilities in some versions of the VLC open-source media player that can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable machines.
 
Google crashes supposedly secure Aviator browser  12 January 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
A spat between Google and Whitehat Security has erupted after engineers at the search giant revealed dangerous vulnerabilities found in the latter's anti-Google privacy-centric Chrome spin-off browser.
 
Belden buys Tripwire for $710m: Will keep network burglars out of Internet of Things things  10 December 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Signal transmission firm Belden has agreed to buy security tools firm Tripwire for $710m in cash. The deal, announced Monday, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
 
Google Removes SSLv3 Fallback Support From Chrome  25 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google has released Chrome 39, fixing 42 security vulnerabilities and removing support for the fallback to SSLv3, the component that was the target of the POODLE attack revealed last month.
 
Google Releases Open Source Tool for Testing Web App Security Scanners  21 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google today released to open source tool called Firing Range, which is designed as a test bed for Web application security scanners that provides coverage for a wide variety of cross-site scripting (XSS) and other vulnerabilities on a massive scale. - See more at: http://threatpost.com/google-releases-open-source-xss-web-app-scanner/109445#sthash.UOEx6TLH.dpuf
 
RIPS Ė Static Source Code Analysis For PHP Vulnerabilities  21 October 2014 
Source: Darknet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
RIPS is a tool written in PHP to find vulnerabilities using static source code analysis for PHP web applications. By tokenizing and parsing all source code files RIPS is able to transform PHP source code into a program model and to detect sensitive sinks (potentially vulnerable functions) that can be tainted by user input (influenced by a malicious user) during the program flow.
 
Bugzilla Zero-Day Exposes Zero-Day Bugs  07 October 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A previously unknown security flaw in Bugzilla ó a popular online bug-tracking tool used by Mozilla and many of the open source Linux distributions ó allows anyone to view detailed reports about unfixed vulnerabilities in a broad swath of software.
 
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.
 
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