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Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits Using the Linux

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Internet servers (such as Web, email, and ftp servers) have been the target for different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users.

Mozilla claims Firefox 1.5 hole poses minor risk

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The first Firefox 1.5 security vulnerability, made public Thursday, is not as critical as initially perceived, but a patch will be available to fix it early next year, a Mozilla executive said Thursday.

Unpatched Firefox 1.5 exploit made public

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Exploit code for the latest Windows version of open-source browser Firefox was published Wednesday, potentially putting users at risk of a denial-of-service attack.

Trusting software

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Open-source or closed-source, it's the same issue. Using other people's software has a lot to do with trust. If you don't trust the right people, you're putting yourself at risk.

Linux - the new target for threats?

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When one thinks of malicious attacks on a businesses network, most assume that the organisation has taken all necessary precautions. But what happens in a Linux or "open source" environment? Don't think the users can smile smugly in the confidence that Windows is the only target.

ruh-roe: Firefox flaw highlighted

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The Mozilla Foundation may have just released its latest update to the popular Firefox browser, but some users say their patience with the software's flaws is beginning to wear thin.

Danger level rises for Perl flaws

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A type of security flaw in Perl applications that experts thought could lead only to a denial-of-service attack is now believed to be much more serious.

Whoops: Linux Kernel Multiple DoS Vulnerabilities

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

The CIA now has its own bloggers

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In a bow to the rise of Internet-era secrets hidden in plain view, the agency has started hosting Web logs with the latest information on topics.

Opera issues security patch for Unix users

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In a rapid response to Secunia alert, Opera has issued a security patch to protect users against flaws in some versions of its browser running on Linux or Unix, and in Macromedia's Flash Player.

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  • Ataribox will run Linux and AMD custom processor, will cost $300
    In June, Atari declared itself "back in the hardware business" with the announcement of the Ataribox—a retro-styled PC tech-based console. One month later it emerged Atari plans to crowdfund the project, and now we have some hard facts on cost, and what's under its hood. Speaking to VentureBeat, the Ataribox creator and general manager Feargal Mac says an Indiegogo funding campaign will launch this year, and that the final product will ship in spring of 2018. When it does, it'll cost between $250—$300 and will boast an AMD custom processor with Radeon graphics.
  • Atari are launching a new gaming system, the 'Ataribox' and it runs Linux
    Another Linux-based gaming system is coming, this time from Atari. The Ataribox [Official Site] will run on an AMD processor and it sounds quite interesting.

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