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Another Flash update patches multiple vulnerabilities

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itwire.com: Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, some of which are regarded as critical.

Linux Java-Based Trojan Might Have Been an Accident

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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.

New Koobface Variant Infects Linux Systems

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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.

Two Vulnerabilities Provide Root Access on Linux

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pcworld.com: Two new vulnerabilities affecting Linux were uncovered this week that could potentially be used by malicious hackers to gain root privileges.

The Sheer Hypocrisy of Redmond's Stab at Internet Health

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Web

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."

Thank you, Linux! My Windows computer is infected

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Humor

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: That's right. My desktop, which runs Windows, is infected and I blame Linux.

Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers

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arstechnica.com: The results of a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs have revealed that a significant number of popular Android applications transmit private user data to advertising networks without explicitly asking or informing the user.

A Tale of Two Root Exploits, and Why We Shouldn't Panic

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linuxinsider.com: "The article is alarmist," said Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson, referring to a warning about a kernel bug. "It was ONE shared-hosting public-facing server at iWeb.com, among their tens of thousands of servers. "Are you running a publicly-facing shared-host server? No? Then don't worry about it."

SCAP: computer security for the rest of us

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opensource.com: I'm setting up a new computer. I get through the registration screens, install my software, change my wallpaper, and everything's working fine. I'm left, though, with a lingering, uneasy feeling: I don't know if this machine is secure.

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