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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.
 
Firefox 14 contains vulnerability patches, security-related features  19 July 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Version 14 of the Mozilla Firefox browser, released Tuesday, offers several new security-related features as well as patches for numerous vulnerabilities.
 
Double security for Flash under Linux  06 July 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Chrome version 20 represents a major step forward for the security of the Google browser, at least for Linux users, for whom this has often been a somewhat neglected area. It introduces a new sandbox concept which precisely regulates and filters the system calls a process is able to make.
 
Canonical will use Intel's efilinux in Ubuntu for UEFI secure boot  27 June 2012 
Source: The Inquirer - Posted by Dave Wreski   
LINUX VENDOR Canonical will drop Grub 2 in favour of Intel's efilinux as its bootloader in order to comply with Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot.
 
Microsoft dangles $250k prize for hackers doing security research  25 June 2012 
Source: bizjournals - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Microsoft has found a new way to deal with the increasingly complex issue of computer security: get hackers working for them.
 
PHP 5.4.4 and 5.3.14 releases fix security vulnerabilities  15 June 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The PHP developers have released updates to both the 5.4 and 5.3 branches of the language. The updates fix two security vulnerabilities and more than thirty other bugs. A vulnerability in the DES implementation of the language's crypt() function has been patched along with a heap overflow in PHP's phar extension.
 
CloudLinux Enhances Shared Hosting Security  31 May 2012 
Source: Seattle PI - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cloud Linux Inc., an innovative software company serving the needs of hosting service providers, has released CageFS Version 3.5. This new version of the software features dramatic improvements in security for shared hosting companies. CageFS is a virtual file system that encapsulates each shared hosting customer in its own private virtual space.
 
Security problem in VMware vSphere 5  30 May 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security experts from ERNW have demonstrated the ability to break out of the virtualisation hypervisor of VMware ESXi 5.0 using crafted VMware images. If a provider offers customers the ability to run customer-supplied VMware images on its servers as part of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering, a malicious user could access all data on the server, including other customers' user passwords and virtual machines.
 
PHP patches critical CGI vulnerability  09 May 2012 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The PHP Group released PHP 5.4.3 and PHP 5.3.13 on Tuesday to address two remote code execution vulnerabilities, one of which is being actively exploited by hackers.
 
Mozilla to auto-upgrade Firefox 3.6 users to version 12  30 April 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Soon, users running Firefox 3.6.x will start being automatically upgraded to the current version 12.0 release of the open source web browser. The plan to auto-update these users has been being discussed since the end of March, when Mozilla Release Manager Alex Keybl proposed the move on a Mozilla planning discussion thread.
 
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