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Linux Kernel Socket Data Buffering Denial of Service

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A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Why Do They Want My Phone Number?

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On the checkout line this holiday season, make sure you have everything on your gift list, your cash or credit card ready -- and, oh yeah, get set for one more thing.

"Can I have your phone number, please?"

Warning toned down on Perl app flaws

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The Perl Foundation has toned down a warning on a type of vulnerability commonly found in applications written in the Perl programming language.

Packetstorm in a teacup; Firefox still secure

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The first exploit for Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was discovered by Packetstorm last week. However initial reports that Packetstorm's hack could completely disable Firefox seem grossly exaggerated.

Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits Using the Linux

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Internet servers (such as Web, email, and ftp servers) have been the target for different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users.

Mozilla claims Firefox 1.5 hole poses minor risk

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The first Firefox 1.5 security vulnerability, made public Thursday, is not as critical as initially perceived, but a patch will be available to fix it early next year, a Mozilla executive said Thursday.

Unpatched Firefox 1.5 exploit made public

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Exploit code for the latest Windows version of open-source browser Firefox was published Wednesday, potentially putting users at risk of a denial-of-service attack.

Trusting software

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Open-source or closed-source, it's the same issue. Using other people's software has a lot to do with trust. If you don't trust the right people, you're putting yourself at risk.

Linux - the new target for threats?

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When one thinks of malicious attacks on a businesses network, most assume that the organisation has taken all necessary precautions. But what happens in a Linux or "open source" environment? Don't think the users can smile smugly in the confidence that Windows is the only target.

ruh-roe: Firefox flaw highlighted

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Security

The Mozilla Foundation may have just released its latest update to the popular Firefox browser, but some users say their patience with the software's flaws is beginning to wear thin.

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