The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping.
A security researcher has promised to release one browser vulnerability each day for the next month as part of his self-proclaimed "Month of Browser Bugs."
Potentially serious security flaws have been found in existing versions of the Mambo and Joomla content management systems, and developers of the two projects are advising users to install upgrades or security patches as soon as possible.
A French-based Englishman, John Graham-Cumming, is about 666,666 clicks away from creating a weapon to kill spam for good.
A free Web browser that bills itself as a tool for privacy protection is, in fact, a click-fraud engine for pornographic Web sites, security vendor Panda Software warned Friday.
A mass e-mail sent out last week by open-source database vendor MySQL erroneously contained the e-mail addresses of about 9,300 customers instead of information on a series of software-support special offers that the company meant to publicize.
KDE made two security announcements today, the KDM Symlink Vulnerability is a potential local exploit on systems using KDM as their login manager. Artswrapper return value checking vulnerability affects Linux 2.6 systems that have artswrapper installed SUID root.
Linux is insecure. Open source is insecure. Windows is insecure. All software is insecure.
Deal with it.
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.