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New PoC malware can infect both Windows and Linux

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Kaspersky Lab today reported a new proof-of-concept (PoC) cross-platform virus that creates malicious code to infect both Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

AT&T Forwards ALL Internet Traffic Into NSA Says EFF

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T. The evidence that we are filing supports our claim that AT&T is diverting Internet traffic into the hands of the NSA wholesale, in violation of federal wiretapping laws and the Fourth Amendment.

Linux Kernel Sysfs Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

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A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel 2.6.x, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Linux Kernel Point Release Fixes Flaws

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The new 2.6.16.1 Linux kernel point release follows the 2.6.16 release by a week and includes various bug fixes, as well as a fix for a potential security vulnerability.

Four New RealPlayer Bugs Squashed

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RealNetworks on Wednesday disclosed four critical bugs in a large number of its media products, then rolled out new, patched versions for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Sendmail flaw opens door to intruders

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A serious flaw exists in certain versions of the popular Sendmail open-source and commercial e-mail software, but fixes are available, researchers said Wednesday.

Linux Kernel "do_replace" and "NDIS" Response Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Two vulnerabilities have been identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands or cause a denial of service in Kernel versions prior to 2.6.16.

Ultra-fierce DoS computer attacks on the rise

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A shattering new form of the "denial-of-service" computer attack could be on the rise, according to a company that controls some of the internet's core infrastructure.

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