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Apple Delays, Hackers Play  13 April 2012 
Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Jeroen Frijters describes himself as an “accidental” hacker, a guy who trips over security holes the way a pedestrian stumbles over a sidewalk crack. In July the Dutch software engineer discovered the Grand Canyon of sidewalk cracks: a serious vulnerability in Java, one of the most widely used programming languages and a building block of many websites. He reported the flaw to Oracle (ORCL), which oversees Java.
 
Joomla! 2.5.4 closes more security holes  04 April 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two weeks after its last security update, the Joomla! project has published another update to the 2.5.x branch of its open source content management system (CMS) which addresses two vulnerabilities. Version 2.5.4 of Joomla! closes an information disclosure hole that allowed unauthorised access to administrative information and fixes a problem that could have been exploited by an attacker to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. Versions 2.5.0 to 2.5.3 are affected.
 
Pastebin.com hiring staff to get rid of activists' dumps  02 April 2012 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Pastebin.com has promised to police content on its site more tightly by hiring staff to delete data dumps and other sensitive information more quickly.
 
Mozilla knew of Pwn2Own bug before CanSecWest  14 March 2012 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The vulnerability was described as a “memory safety problem in the array.join function” and was bundled into a security advisory that carries a critical rating.
 
Google extends secure search  13 March 2012 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Over a year ago, a little Firefox add-on program called Firesheep showed just how easy it was to snoop on people on the same Wi-Fi network. Since then, more and more Web sites, like Facebook and Twitter, are securing their Web sites by default. Now, Google is continuing its own push into making its search sites more secure.
 
Annual Hacker Competition sees researchers target Chrome  12 March 2012 
Source: Hexus - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It's that time again folks, the hosting of the Pwn2Own hacking contest. This year has, for the first time, seen Google's Chrome browser fall almost immediately to two zero-day exploits, which had avoided discovery for the past three years.
 
Securing Facebook: With a little help from his 800 million friends  05 March 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The eyes of the online world are on Joe Sullivan. As the CSO of Facebook, Sullivan is without a doubt one of the most visible security chiefs in the business. He must mitigate myriad security and privacy risks not only for Facebook's employees and corporate systems, but also for the social network's 800 million members.
 
PostgreSQL updates close security holes  28 February 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
The PostgreSQL development team has published updates for all actively supported branches of its open source relational database to fix bugs and close security holes found in the previous releases.
 
Oracle tempts Red Hat users with Ksplice kernel security patch trial  24 February 2012 
Source: v3 - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Oracle is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers a 30-day free trial of its Ksplice zero-downtime security patch technology, in an apparent move to tempt them into switching to its own Oracle Linux platform.
 
Google Chrome gets another security makeover  17 February 2012 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As part of its bug bounty program, Google doled out $6,837 to purchase the rights to information on the Chrome security vulnerabilities. Google has shipped another Chrome browser update to fix several gaping security holes.
 
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