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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 Ė 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 Ė 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 itís serious. Indeed, the exploit announced yesterday seems to affect all operating systems, including Linux, and itís 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.
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.
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