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OOPS - Root privileges under Linux

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Back door in ProFTPD FTP server

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h-online.com: Unknown attackers penetrated the server hosting the open source ProFTPD FTP server project and concealed a back door in the source code.

A history of viruses on Linux

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neowin.net: As requested by a user we wanted to give you a history of viruses on Linux. Given the tight security integrated into Linux, it is difficult to take advantage of a vulnerability on the computer, but some programmers have found ways around the security measures.

Android vulnerability permits data theft

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h-online.com: Security expert Thomas Cannon has discovered a security vulnerability in the Android browser which can be exploited by attackers to read local files when a smartphone user visits a crafted web site.

EFF Tool Offers New Protection Against 'Firesheep'

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eff.org: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new version of HTTPS Everywhere, a security tool that offers enhanced protection for Firefox browser users against "Firesheep" and other exploits of webpage security flaws.

OpenSSL Issues Fix

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crn.com: The OpenSSL server has been patched to repair a critical security glitch that could be exploited in remote code execution attacks.

Another Flash update patches multiple vulnerabilities

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itwire.com: Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, some of which are regarded as critical.

Linux Java-Based Trojan Might Have Been an Accident

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softpedia.com: A more detailed analysis of the recently discovered cross-platform social networking trojan, suggests that the Linux infection vector might have been an unintended side effect.

New Koobface Variant Infects Linux Systems

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softpedia.com: Security researchers warn that a new drive-by download attack is capable of infecting Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems with a new variant of the notorious Koobface worm.

Two Vulnerabilities Provide Root Access on Linux

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pcworld.com: Two new vulnerabilities affecting Linux were uncovered this week that could potentially be used by malicious hackers to gain root privileges.

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