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OpenBSD backdoor claims denied

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itwire.com: Two developers named as having played a role in creating backdoors for the FBI in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have denied they did so.

Government Backdoors in OpenBSD?

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ostatic.com: We've all heard rumors of backdoors for governments or rogue elements of governments in Microsoft Windows systems, but did we ever think we might find it in the Open Source world? Well, according to Theo de Raadt, renowned Open Source developer, that just might be the case.

OOPS - Root privileges under Linux

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Back door in ProFTPD FTP server

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Security

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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Software
Security

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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Security

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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Security

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.

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