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NSA Releases a Security-enhanced Version of Android  17 January 2012 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The National Security Agency (NSA) has released SE Android, a security-enhanced version of Android, which provides and enforces stricter access-control policies than those found in the popular mobile operating system by default.
 
Linux won't be locked out of Windows 8 PCs, but FUD continues  16 January 2012 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new draft of Microsoft’s Windows 8 hardware certification specs confirms what we already knew: the new Secure Boot feature won’t lock out Linux on hundreds of millions of new PCs. But Linux backers are demanding the right to hack a new class of devices that doesn’t yet exist.
 
Wireshark 1.4.x and 1.6.x updates close security holes  12 January 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Versions 1.4.11 and 1.6.5 of the open source Wireshark network protocol analyser have been released, fixing bugs and closing holes found in the previous builds. The maintenance and security updates to the cross-platform tool fix several vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or compromise a victim's system.
 
WordPress 3.3.1 closes XSS hole  04 January 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Version 3.3.1 of the open source WordPress blogging and publishing platform has been released. The maintenance and security update addresses a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability affecting WordPress 3.3. According to a blog post by security researchers Aditya Modha and Samir Shah, the hole affects WordPress instances installed using an IP address; instances of WordPress installed using a domain name are reportedly not vulnerable.
 
Siemens To Patch Major SCADA Authentication Holes Next Month  23 December 2011 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In the wake of a researcher's public disclosure of flaws in Siemens products that could let an attacker take over a control system without even knowing the username and password, Siemens today said it will issue security updates in January to fix product vulnerabilities.
 
Researchers accuse Google of plotting to undercut Firefox  15 December 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A security testing firm today said a recent report that named Google's Chrome as the most secured browser was flawed -- and part of a campaign by Google to undermine Mozilla's Firefox.
 
New study claims that Chrome is the most secure browser  13 December 2011 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Which is the most secure browser around? According to a newly released study by Accuvant, that’s Google’s Chrome.
 
HP Hit With Lawsuit Over Flaming-Printer Hack  06 December 2011 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Goldblatt is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit, filed Thursday against HP in California, claiming that the IT giant should have warned customers about the flaws ahead of time.
 
HP says security flaw is real, but flames are unlikely  01 December 2011 
Source: SC Magazine - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hewlett-Packard has shot down claims that a vulnerability in some of its printers could be used to set the devices on fire.
 
Hackers 'jailbreak' BlackBerry PlayBook  01 December 2011 
Source: CBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Three hackers say they have "jailbroken" the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, allowing them to run unauthorized applications and control hardware components that users can't normally access.
 
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