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Opera rolls out security patch

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Opera issued a security patch on Tuesday to protect users against flaws in Macromedia's Flash Player and in some versions of its open source browser running on Linux or Unix.

Hackers Cracked Gmail

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Google fixed a problem in its email program that allowed hackers to read people’s email and pose as legitimate users.

VPNs at risk from security glitch

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A flaw in a key Internet security protocol used by major networking products could open systems up to denial-of-service (DoS) and other kinds of attacks, experts have warned.

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

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Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze.

XML-RPC Threatens Linux, Unix Systems

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A gaggle of new threats that target computers running the Linux and Unix operating systems appeared on the Internet last week, challenging administrators more accustomed to threats that target Windows systems.

RealNetworks issues patches to fix critical flaws

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RealNetworks finally patched up a critical flaw on Thursday. The patch covers three flaws that would have allowed malicious hackers to take control of a user's computer through the Real player.

Linux/Lupper.worm rears its ugly head

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A new worm is inching its way around the internet today. This worm spreads by exploiting web servers hosting vulnerable PHP/CGI scripts.

Shout goes out over PHP security bugs

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Security researchers have identified numerous new vulnerabilities in PHP - the popular, open source web development environment.

Exploit published for Snort open-source IDS

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Security researchers posted code on Tuesday capable of compromising computers running the most recent versions of the Snort open-source intrusion detection system.

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