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A New Vector For Hackers -- Firefox Add-Ons

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Washington Post: Makers of some of the most popular extensions, or "add-ons," for Mozilla's Firefox Web browser may have inadvertently introduced security holes that criminals could use to steal sensitive data from millions of users.

Owning computers via spelling mistakes

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infoworld: Symantec researchers have detailed a painfully simple attack method that hackers may already be using to bypass security protections and break into UNIX and Linux-based computers.

OpenOffice worm downloads bunny porn

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iTNews: A newly-discovered worm targeting OpenOffice attempts to download indecent JPEG images onto compromised Windows, Mac and Linux PCs.

Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates

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This article will guide you through the entire process of setting up a secure website using SSL and digital certificates. This guide assumes that you already have a fully functional (and configured) server running Apache, BIND, and OpenSSL.

How Safe are Passwords in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera?

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CybernetNews: I’m sure many of you look kindly upon the fact that your web browser stores your passwords for you. It is no doubt a wonderful time-saving feature, and surely beats having to retype your password every time that it needs to be entered. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how safe your passwords really are in your browser?

How secure are Linux, Window and Mac OS?

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Masuran.org: How secure is your favorite operating system? In a time where OS fanatics battle each other on what OS is the best, security is often one of the turning points of discussion. In this article I will be comparing the vulnerabilities listed on Secunia and assessing how serious they are.

Also: What about Linux spyware?

Howto Setup a Lighttpd Chroot Jail Web Server under Debian Linux

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Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments.

The potential danger of .desktop files and more

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In many X11 desktop environments, links to applications are usually represented by files which have the desktop extension in their names. These files, internally, have a format similar to INI files and specify information such as the command to execute and the icon used when representing it.

Mac and Linux attacks set to rise

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Speaking to consumer PC mag PC Pro, security guru Eugene Kaspersky said that the lukewarm reception of Vista will result in defections to Mac OS and Linux, thus making them more attractive targets for malware writers.

New MacOS and Linux virus found in the wild

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I have just come across some news while reading my daily news fix of a new virus that has been released into the wild that effect the Mac and Linux operating systems This virus is apparently very virulent and quite destructive. It gains entry through a previously unknown kernel flaw that is inherent in all unix type kernels. So far there is no patch available.

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