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IE And Firefox Sport New Zero-day Flaw

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Multiple security organizations warned Tuesday that Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, and SeaMonkey -- on Windows, Linux, and the Mac -- are vulnerable to a JavaScript bug that could allow a determined attacker to dupe users into giving up sensitive personal information such as credit card or bank account numbers and passwords.

Face it: Linux is insecure

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Linux is insecure. Open source is insecure. Windows is insecure. All software is insecure.

Deal with it.

OpenOffice.org: There's No Virus

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OpenOffice.org responded Friday to claims in the media that the first virus had been discovered for the open source productivity suite. The group said that macro viruses are possible in any program that supports the feature.

Flaw Discovered In Snort Intrusion Prevention Technology

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A recently discovered security issue in Snort, the open source intrusion prevention and detection technology used in government agencies and many large corporations, could allow attackers to bypass security on compromised machines.

Linux Kernel SMP "/proc" Race Condition DoS

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

SSH Issues: Does Installing SSH Enable More Exploits Than it Solves?

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SSH, the wonder tool of the security set, is misused by your users more easily and more often than you may think. John Traenkenschuh points out how well-intentioned administrators are using SSH to create gaping holes in their own security, and what you can do about it.

Red Hat Plugs Multiple Linux Kernel Flaws

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Linux software provider Red Hat issued a security advisory for a number of its products, addressing a series of kernel vulnerabilities in the operating system software.

A GNU Denial Of Service Vulnerability

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SecurityFocus has a vulnerability advisory about an issue with the GNU strings command and a potential Denial of Service attack. If a file contains certain character strings, the string command will crash due to a failure to properly handle unexpected user-supplied input.

Confirmed bug in Firefox 1.5.0.3

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We have confirmed a bug in Firefox 1.5.0.3 with DoS possibilities. When you download the source of the following page you will see what it does. It will open 100 mailforms, so be cautions when you open the link!

Coverity Catches Biggest X Window Security Hole Since 2000

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Coverity, Inc., makers of the world’s most advanced and scalable source code analysis solution, today announced that as a result of their contract with US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the biggest X Window System security vulnerability of the last six years was identified and fixed.

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