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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 – 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 — a popular online bug-tracking tool used by Mozilla and many of the open source Linux distributions — 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.
 
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.
 
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