Kaspersky Lab: Spammers Do Their Own Advertising

Aug 27, 2009

In its semi-annual spam report, the Russian security experts Kaspersky Lab have concluded the economic crisis has had no bearing on the amount of spam distributed worldwide. However, spammers have had to turn to creating ads for their very own services.

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Security Leaks Discovered in Pidgin

Aug 20, 2009

The free instant messaging client Pidgin has closed security leaks in the Linux versions 2.6.0 and 2.6.1 that appeared in connection with MSN.

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Chrome Clone Alpha on Linux

Aug 14, 2009

Iron, a privacy clone of the Chrome Google browser, is now released in its first test version on Linux.

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Kernel Bug Lay Undiscovered for Eight Years

Aug 14, 2009

A Linux kernel bug in network socket initialization could allow an attacker to acquire root privileges to inflict damages. The security hole applies to all kernels of the 2.4 and 2.6 series and has been around possibly since 2001.

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Kind of Magic: Parted Magic 4.4 Halves RAM Usage, Dial-Up Available

Aug 14, 2009

The Parted Magic LiveCD provides numerous tools for partitioning and data backup and recovery. The newest version 4.4 runs on systems with just 256-MByte RAM and now supports dial-up networking.

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Apache 2.2.13 with Overflow Protection

Aug 11, 2009

With Apache 2.2.13, developers have closed security holes in the popular webserver.

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Wordpress 2.8.3.: New Security Release

Aug 05, 2009

The 2.8.3 release of the free blog software Wordpress fixes some privilege escalation problems left over from a previous version.

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Million Linux Kernels Simulate Botnet

Aug 04, 2009

The biggest botnet to date is being virtualized using a network of one million Linux kernels. The virtual machines form an experiment in studying the origins of the malware.

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