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Patch issued for OpenOffice.org vulnerability

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A patch has been widely released for a vulnerability in the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical" by one security vendor.

Linux Kernel Various Vulnerabilities

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Some vulnerabilities have been reported within the Linux kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Configuration: the forgotten side of security

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When the average computer user thinks about security, they usually think about reactive measures like anti-virus programs or security patches -- responses to a specific threat. A more efficient approach is to configure a system securely from the start.

Password Management Concerns with IE and Firefox

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This two-part paper presents an analysis of the security mechanisms, risks, attacks, and defenses of the two most commonly used password management systems for web browsers, found in Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Linux Kernel Integer Overflow Vulnerability

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Eugene Teo has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

Ten people create 80 per cent of spam

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TEN WELL AIMED silver bullets would take care of 80 per cent of the world's spam, according to the anti-spam organisation Spamhause. According to Security Pro News, Spamhause thinks that there are only ten people that are responsible for most of the spam in the world.

Denial of service attacks outlawed

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A UK law has been passed that makes it an offence to launch denial of service attacks, which experts had previously called "a legal grey area."

Red Hat's Cox warns on open source security

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Linux developer and Red Hat veteran Alan Cox urges caution to those who think Linux security is foolproof

Linux: NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver Exploit

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A recent security advisory announced today by Rapid7 explains, "the NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver for Linux is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that allows an attacker to run arbitrary code as root.

Linux Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux 2.6 Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

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