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Use an Old Game Boy as a Raspberry Pi Case  19 February 2013 
Source: LifeHacker - Posted by Anthony Pell   
There's no shortage of creative enclosures for your Raspberry Pi. We've seen the tiny linux computer stuffed inside of a coffee table, a keyboard, and now, an original Game Boy!
 
Wireless Carriers Leave Millions of Android Phones Vulnerable to Hackers  06 February 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
There are millions of vulnerable Android phones in the hands of consumers today because wireless phone carriers and phone hardware makers refuse to transmit existing software security fixes to phones in a timely manner, according to a security researcher.
 
Mozilla pulling plug on auto-running nearly all plugins  30 January 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
By default, Firefox will, in future, only automatically run the content of the most recent version of Flash all other plugins will default to "Click to Play". The changes, announced on Mozilla's security blog as a way to put users back in control of plugins, will increase the security and stability of Firefox.
 
Chrome update closes holes and fixes mouse wheel issues  25 January 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google has released Chrome 24.0.1312.56 to the stable update channel of the open source browser. The new update closes five security holes, three of which are high severity, and fixes problems with mouse wheel scrolling.
 
Fedora still has issues with secure boot  15 January 2013 
Source: IT Wire - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Three days before its scheduled release, Fedora 18 still has some issues when confronted with a computer that is running Windows 8 with secure boot enabled, if one goes by the latest testing image available online.
 
Oracle updates Java after U.S. issues hacker warning  15 January 2013 
Source: Globe and Mail - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Oracle Corp. released an emergency update to its Java software for surfing the Web on Sunday, but security experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing cyber crimes.
 
Firefox getting built-in HTML5-based PDF viewer to improve security  14 January 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
A built-in PDF viewer component based on JavaScript and HTML5 Web technologies has been added to the beta version of Firefox 19, Mozilla said Friday.
 
Java Security Vulnerability How To Disable Java In Linux Browsers  14 January 2013 
Source: fossforce - Posted by Anthony Pell   
When the Homeland Security folks get into the mix and urge all computer users to disable Java in their browsers, you know its serious. Indeed, the exploit announced yesterday seems to affect all operating systems, including Linux, and its already being exploited. According to Trend Micro the flaw is already being used by blackhat toolkits mainly to distribute ransomware. In a blog posted yesterday, the company advises all users to disable or uninstall Java:
 
Dangerous vulnerability in latest Java version  11 January 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
The latest Java version, Java 7 Update 10 contains a critical security vulnerability which is reportedly already being used for large scale cyberattacks. Users who have Java installed on their computers should deactivate the Java plugin in their browsers without delay.
 
Firefox 18 and Thunderbird 17.02 close critical holes  09 January 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Mozilla has fixed 20 security holes with the release of Firefox ESR 17.0.2, Thunderbird 17.0.2 and Thunderbird ESR 17.0.2; 12 of these vulnerabilities have been rated critical by the organisation, the rest are classified as having high impact.
 
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