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itwire.com: The OpenBSD project has found two bugs during an audit of the cryptographic code in which, it has been alleged, the FBI, through former developers, was able to plant backdoors.
itwire.com: Two developers named as having played a role in creating backdoors for the FBI in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have denied they did so.
ostatic.com: We've all heard rumors of backdoors for governments or rogue elements of governments in Microsoft Windows systems, but did we ever think we might find it in the Open Source world? Well, according to Theo de Raadt, renowned Open Source developer, that just might be the case.
h-online.com: Unknown attackers penetrated the server hosting the open source ProFTPD FTP server project and concealed a back door in the source code.
neowin.net: As requested by a user we wanted to give you a history of viruses on Linux. Given the tight security integrated into Linux, it is difficult to take advantage of a vulnerability on the computer, but some programmers have found ways around the security measures.
h-online.com: Security expert Thomas Cannon has discovered a security vulnerability in the Android browser which can be exploited by attackers to read local files when a smartphone user visits a crafted web site.
eff.org: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new version of HTTPS Everywhere, a security tool that offers enhanced protection for Firefox browser users against "Firesheep" and other exploits of webpage security flaws.
crn.com: The OpenSSL server has been patched to repair a critical security glitch that could be exploited in remote code execution attacks.
itwire.com: Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, some of which are regarded as critical.
softpedia.com: A more detailed analysis of the recently discovered cross-platform social networking trojan, suggests that the Linux infection vector might have been an unintended side effect.
softpedia.com: Security researchers warn that a new drive-by download attack is capable of infecting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems with a new variant of the notorious Koobface worm.
pcworld.com: Two new vulnerabilities affecting Linux were uncovered this week that could potentially be used by malicious hackers to gain root privileges.
linuxinsider.com: "Forcing every device to issue a 'health certificate' before being allowed to connect anywhere will restrict the OS market to corporate-backed players only," explained Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. "No more Linux, *BSD or any experimental OS because they won't be able to generate the certificate."
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: That's right. My desktop, which runs Windows, is infected and I blame Linux.