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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.
 
Kaspersky Lab Boosts Linux Mail Security  28 December 2012 
Source: Channelomics - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Kaspersky Lab ZAO gave its Kaspersky Security for Linux Mail Server a few strong tweaks in the security area with an update that bolsters protection against spam and malware spread by e-mail, giving the channel a competitive edge when breaking into growing open-source security niches.
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Secure-Ready for Government Cloud  20 November 2012 
Source: idev News - Posted by Alex   
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including the KVM hypervisor, has been awarded a major security certification used by IT in government, financial and other mission-critical verticals. By receiving the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+, which is the highest level of assurance for an unmodified commercial operating system, Red Hat can assure public sector customers looking at cloud and virtualization will meet a range of important security assurance requirements.
 
Ruby update fixes hash flooding vulnerability  12 November 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Ruby developers have released an update to the 1.9.3 series of their open source programming language, fixing a denial-of-service vulnerability. Ruby 1.9.3 patch level 327, labelled 1.9.3-p327, corrects a hash-flooding issue that could be exploited by an attacker to cause a high CPU load that can result in a denial-of-service.
 
iPhone hacker 'Comex' let go from work with Apple  19 October 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The famed iPhone hacker "Comex," who engineered ways to hack Apple's mobile operating system, is no longer doing work for the company, according to Twitter postings.
 
SUSE Manager applies SCAP to Linux compliance  19 September 2012 
Source: IT Journal - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Organizations using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) to manage their SUSE and Red Hat Linux servers can streamline their reporting operations, thanks to an update of the SUSE Manager that now generates metrics and reports in the SCAP format.
 
Google Gets Serious about Chrome Security on Linux  12 September 2012 
Source: Internet News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google was a bit slow in the beginning getting its Chrome browser ready for Linux. That's now changing as Google is now set to take advantage of an advanced Linux kernel feature that could well make Chrome on Linux more secure than any other OS.
 
Dell Adds Security To Virtualized Government Environments  22 August 2012 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Dell is introducing new desktop virtualization solutions (DVS) designed specifically for government customers, intended to facilitate telework and manage security challenges unique to government users. The introduction of these products for the government space is part of Dell's broader virtualization announcement.
 
BackTrack 5 R3 adds tools for Arduino and Teensy attacks  14 August 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
The third release of version 5 of the BackTrack Linux security distribution fixes several bugs discovered since the R2 release in March and adds over 60 new tools. Several of the new tools were released as part of presentations at the recent Black Hat and DEFCON conferences.
 
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