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Student stiffs penetration tool BackTrack Linux with 0-day

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theregister.co.uk: A student has discovered a critical vulnerability in BackTrack, a flavour of Linux that's a favourite among security pros.

'Flashback' Mac Malware: One More Reason to Switch to Linux

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pcworld.com: Given the vast numbers of Macs that are apparently infected with the Flashback Trojan malware, it's not at all surprising to see that sales of Mac security software are now skyrocketing.

Decade-old flaw could affect Linux, Macs

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zdnet.com.au: Patches have been released for file-networking protocol software, Samba, revealing that the software, which is used extensively in Macs and Linux, has been subject to a critical vulnerability for almost a decade.

The Privacy Pickle

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linuxinsider.com: In the meantime, another compelling conversation has been raging for some time now, and Linux Girl would be remiss not to cover it, because it's an important topic. Privacy, that is -- and the costs that go along with it.

Responses To The Linux Desktop Security Problem

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Security

phoronix.com: Just about 24 hours ago I spread the news about a major vulnerability in X.Org / XKB that makes it trivial for anyone with physical access to a Linux-based desktop system to easily bypass any screensaver lock whether you're using GNOME, KDE, or most other desktop environments. So what's changed in the past day?

Many Eyes, Many Heads

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OSS
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mrpogson.com: One of the advantages of FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) is that it’s not created and distributed in the vacuum of a heavily EULAed/binary/closed environment and anyone can examine the code.

Zero-day suspected in BIND 9 DNS server crashes

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itpro.co.uk: BIND 9 DNS servers across the web have crashed, with a zero-day vulnerability believed to be the cause.

Kernel Log: more details on the kernel.org hack

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Linux
Security
Web

h-online.com: The recent Kernel Summit, LinuxCon Europe and Realtime Workshop events revealed lots of interesting developments from the kernel scene, including a few details of the hack at kernel.org.

Linux Malware: Are We There Yet?

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Linux
Security

datamation.com: For years, one of the biggest benefits of escaping Microsoft Windows was that running a security suite with a Linux distribution was completely unnecessary. There simply wasn't a need for it.

WineHQ database compromise

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Software
Security
Web

winehq.org: I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system.

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