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Mac and Linux Bastilles assaulted by new attacks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 01:12 PM EDT
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A set of recently discovered security holes in Mac and Linux platforms reminds those over-confident in their superior protection that no one is immune to vulnerabilities.

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Worm turns Linux routers into botnet Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, March 25 2009 @ 02:45 PM EST
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Researchers are warning of a new worm that targets DSL routers running a distribution of Linux.

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Linux also affected by hole in Ralink's Wi-fi driver Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 29 2009 @ 01:30 PM EST
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The flaw discovered in Ralink's Wi-fi drivers for Windows last weekend also affects the Linux drivers as already suspected. Attackers can exploit the hole to crash a computer remotely or possibly even inject and execute arbitrary code. Debian has released new packages for the rt2400, rt2500 and rt2570 models, but the packages need to be compiled by the user for the time being.

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Debian and Ubuntu keys under attack Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, May 16 2008 @ 05:22 PM EDT
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A recently disclosed vulnerability in widely used Linux distributions can be exploited by attackers to guess cryptographic keys, possibly leading to the forgery of digital signatures and theft of confidential information, a noted security researcher said Thursday.

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DSA-1575-1 linux-2.6 -- denial of service Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 13 2008 @ 01:59 PM EDT
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Alexander Viro discovered a race condition in the fcntl code that may permit local users on multi-processor systems to execute parallel code paths that are otherwise prohibited and gain re-ordered access to the descriptor table.

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Hackers not interested in Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 02 2008 @ 01:32 PM EST
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It was lack of interest in Linux rather than the operating system's inherent security that left an Ubuntu laptop unbreached in a hacking contest, said the security expert who oversaw the contest.

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Apple is loser in three-way hacking contest Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, March 28 2008 @ 02:57 PM EST
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An Apple Mac was the first victim in a hacker shoot-out to determine which operating system is the most secure.

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New Linux kernel 2.6.8 packages fix several issues Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, February 23 2008 @ 12:38 PM EST
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Several local and remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

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Multiple flaws reported in Linux kernel Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 14 2008 @ 03:18 PM EST
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in many iterations and distributions of Linux.

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Red Hat update for thunderbird Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 20 2007 @ 03:56 PM EST
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Red Hat has issued an update for thunderbird. This fixes some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery attacks and potentially compromise a user's system.

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