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Gentoo: 201606-01 PuTTY: Multiple vulnerabilities

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:19:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PuTTY, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Debian: 3548-3: samba: Summary

Sunday 5th of June 2016 10:32:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Debian: 3594-1: chromium-browser: Summary

Saturday 4th of June 2016 02:04:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Slackware: 2016-155-01: ntp: Security Update

Friday 3rd of June 2016 10:26:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: New ntp packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]

Debian: 3593-1: libxml2: Summary

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 04:29:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Red Hat: 2016:1201-01: chromium-browser: Important Advisory

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 03:04:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for chromium-browser is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact [More...]

Ubuntu: 2991-1: nginx vulnerability

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:10:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: nginx could be made to crash if it received specially crafted networktraffic.

Ubuntu: 2990-1: ImageMagick vulnerabilities

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 09:25:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in ImageMagick.

Debian: 3592-1: nginx: Summary

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 02:32:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Red Hat: 2016:1190-01: chromium-browser: Important Advisory

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 07:02:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for chromium-browser is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact [More...]

Debian: 3591-1: imagemagick: Summary

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 06:41:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Ubuntu: 2989-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Wednesday 1st of June 2016 02:19:00 AM
LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Debian: 3590-1: chromium-browser: Summary

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:49:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary

Ubuntu: 2988-1: LXD vulnerabilities

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 02:34:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in LXD.

Ubuntu: 2987-1: GD library vulnerabilities

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 12:05:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: The GD library could be made to crash or run programs if it processed aspecially crafted image file.

Ubuntu: 2986-1: dosfstools vulnerabilities

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 12:05:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: dosfstools could be made to crash or run programs if it processed aspecially crafted filesystem.

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  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
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