Virus analyst Yury Namestnikov investigated the structure, functionality and business model of botnets for antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab with some surprising results.more »
Adobe announced a critical vulnerability for its Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and 10.0.22.87 and earlier, along with the authplay.dll component in its Reader and Acrobat 9.x., that goes across platforms in Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.more »
Mozilla recommends its updated Firefox 3.0.12 version for its new 3.0 series in that it removes a few critical security issues.more »
After rumors of an OpenSSH exploit vulnerability got out, an anonymous hacker group intends to release the exploit code and an accompanying worm "within 48 hours."more »
A recently discovered root exploit attacked the newest Linux versions and circumvented protection systems such as SELinux and AppArmor. A solution has been found.more »
KDE and GNOME developers drafted a secret storage API designed to be a common interface for desktop applications that need to store passwords and other confidential data.more »
The middle of June, Yahoo! introduced a small change to its user login protocol that practically barred access from all Linux clients. IM services Pidgin and Kopete were hit and responded quickly.more »
Apache SSHD, a Java implementation of the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol is available in its first version 0.1.0.more »
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.