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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.
 
Thunderbird and SeaMonkey updates arrive, close security holes  25 April 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Along with new versions of the Firefox web browser, Mozilla has published updates to Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, but they introduce relatively few new features or changes.
 
WordPress fixes file upload security problems  23 April 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The developers of the popular open source blog engine WordPress have released a security update for the software. WordPress 3.3.2 fixes unspecified bugs in three external file upload libraries used in the software and other security problems with the application.
 
New Security Sensor Gives Admins Better View of Network Attacks  17 April 2012 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new security tool developed by Department of Energy engineers is designed to give security and IT administrators the ability to more quickly identify and respond to an issue on the network.
 
Hacktivism at risk as hackers turn on each other  16 April 2012 
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A spate of hacking tools infected with malicious software, or malware, threatens to destroy the credibility of the growing hacktivist movement, writes Adam Turner.
 
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.
 
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