Firefox 3.0.12 Fixes Five Critical Security Issues

Jul 23, 2009

Mozilla recommends its updated Firefox 3.0.12 version for its new 3.0 series in that it removes a few critical security issues.

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Hacker Group to Release OpenSSH Exploit and Worm: "Give us 48 Hours"

Jul 21, 2009

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."

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Root Exploit Vulnerability in Kernel 2.6.30

Jul 20, 2009

A recently discovered root exploit attacked the newest Linux versions and circumvented protection systems such as SELinux and AppArmor. A solution has been found.

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Common Keyring: KDE and GNOME Combine Password Management Efforts

Jul 20, 2009

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.

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Pidgin and Kopete Back to Chatting with Yahoo! Again

Jun 26, 2009

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.

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Apache SSHD Java Library in First Release

Jun 19, 2009

Apache SSHD, a Java implementation of the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol is available in its first version 0.1.0.

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Open Letter to Google's Eric Schmidt Requesting HTTPS

Jun 17, 2009

Google Mail, Calendar and Docs could be vulnerable. That's the argument an open letter to Google's CEO Eric Schmidt makes, thereby asking him to adopt the HTTPS standard for data transfers for these applications.

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Tor Packages for Red Flag Linux

Jun 12, 2009

Tor packages for the Chinese distro Red Flag are helping users elude censorship in Internet cafes in China.

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