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MySQL.com Hacked to Serve Malware

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pcworld.com: The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.

Also: MySQL at the core of commercial open source

Dodging Bullets With Debian GNU/Linux

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mrpogson.com: A recent bug reported in Ubuntu GNU/Linux is that apt-key fails to properly check the package-signing keys downloaded from an Ubuntu repository. Debian has the same faulty code but thankfully it is disabled.

Is Linux Still Safe?

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  • Is Linux Still The Safest Operating System?
  • Some Linux Foundation crack attack details emerge
  • Open Ballot: Is Linux really so secure?

Linux sites fall victim to hacking attack

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zdnet.com.au: The Linux Foundation has pulled its sites offline due to a security breach that occurred on 8 September, which it believes was in connection with an attack on kernel.org.

Kernel.org breach does not reflect well on admins

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itwire.com: Seventeen days. That how long it took for the elite administrators at the Linux kernel project to find out that servers at the project had been breached.

Linux Kernel Host Kernel.org Breached

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readwriteweb.com: The site that hosts the Linux kernel's source code, Kernel.org was compromised earlier this month. The discovery was made on August 28th, and steps are being taken now to enhance security for the site and recovery is underway.

Also: The Cracking of Kernel.org by Jon Corbet

WebKit security holes haunt Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: According to an Ubuntu security alert, the WebKit flaws are dangerous enough to cause arbitrary code execution attacks.

How to secure your data with Truecrypt in 11 easy steps!

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Truecrypt, is a free and open-source disk encryption software. In this post we will show you how to encrypt all your data using Truecrypt in 11 easy steps. With Truecrypt it is possible to encrypt a virtual disk (folder), a partition or a whole storage device. The two most beautiful things with Truecrypt are real-time instantaneous encryption and simple and easy setup.

http://ubuntumanual.org/posts/364/secure-your-data-with-truecrypt-in-11-easy-steps

Don't download the wrong VLC

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drbill.cc: I love VLC. It is one of the programs I install on all my systems, whether Windows, or Linux. BUT, some evil, nasty dewds are making the good name of VLC a “hook” to get you to download a modified mailware infested version! Grrrr!

7 Most Notorious Computer Hacker Groups of All Time

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junauza.com: Hackers and hacker groups were quite famous in the 80’s and 90’s but their popularity started fading since the Y2K days. Today, we are once again witnessing hackers threatening to take on giant corporations sending chills down everyone's spine.

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