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Vulnerabilities in several PDF applications

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h-online.com: Security holes in numerous PDF applications allow attackers to infect systems with malware. Linux distributor Red Hat has already released new packages for these applications, and other distributors are likely to follow soon.

FreeBSD Local Root Escalation Vulnerability

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BSD

darknet.org.uk: It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go.

Bug exposes eight years of Linux kernel

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theregister.co.uk: Linux developers have issued a critical update for the open-source OS after researchers uncovered a vulnerability in its kernel that puts most versions built in the past eight years at risk of complete takeover.

Palm accused of 'spying' on Pre owners

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Security

telegraph.co.uk: Palm Pre owner Joey Hess claims to have uncovered code within the phone's operating system which shows that the device is sending back information about his location to Palm.

Dangerous Security Flaw Likely Just a Hoax

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pcworld.com: A claim of a software vulnerability in a program used to connect securely to servers across the Internet is likely a hoax, according to an analyst with the SANS Internet Storm Center.

Rumours of critical vulnerability in OpenSSH in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Linux
Security

h-online.com: A posting on the Web Hosting Talk forum is feeding speculation about a critical security vulnerability in the OpenSSH server in CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

SquirrelMail open source project's web server hacked

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Web

h-online.com: It has just become apparent that, on June 16, attackers hacked into the web server of the SquirrelMail open source project. The operators have suspended all accounts and reset all crucial passwords.

Stop illegal Steganography

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Some of the more nefarious Steganography tactics include hiding information for illegal reasons. Learn whats at stake and how to detect and thwart Steganography techniques and blunt its effectiveness.

SELinux vs AppArmor vs Grsecurity

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Linux
Security
HowTos

cyberciti.biz: Linux kernel is the central component of Linux operating systems. It is responsible for managing the system's resources, the communication between hardware and software and security. Unfortunately, stock kernel is not secured out of box. There are some important Linux kernel patches to secure your box. They differ significantly.

Evolution vs sha256, or why my new key is useless

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Security

ubuntu-nl.org/dennis: There’s one problem though: even when you generate a new gpg key that supports better hashing, your applications will still need to support the better hashing for it to be effective.

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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OpenMediaVault 1.0, a Complete Free NAS Solution You Didn't Know You Needed

As you can expect, there are a ton of free NAS (network attached storage) projects and solutions on Linux (and beyond), but there is always room for one more. OpenMediaVault packs quite a few features and users will most likely find all the options that they will ever need. The OpenMediaVault might have a round and neat version number, but the project has been around for a few years now and it's made by Volker Theile, a former member of FreeNAS, which is another very famous NAS solution. Read more