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WordPress Continues to Secure Users
(Jan 23, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: WordPress is now beginning to disconnect self-hosted sites that have not updated the Jetpack plug-in.

Red Hat: Security Makes Paying for Open Source Software Worth It
(Jan 23, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 The VAR Guy: In the wake of Heartbleed, Shellshock and other security and data privacy fiascos, Red Hat is emphasizing the value of its subscription software support for open source platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Mozilla tweaks “referer headers” in bid to limit website privacy grabs
(Jan 23, 2015, 05:00) (0 talkbacks)

Ars: As more personal data gets stuffed into referers, Firefox beta introduces antidote.

A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools
(Jan 22, 2015, 13:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: There is no shortage of security-focused Linux distributions on the market, and among them is Pentoo Linux.

Google Pays Big Bug Bounties in Chrome 40 Fix
(Jan 22, 2015, 09:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurityPlanet: Google pays out $88,500 in bug bounties, with the largest browser security update yet in 2015. In all, Google fixed 62 different security flaws.

How to Install and Configure pfSense 2.1.5 (Firewall/Router) for Your Home/Office Network
(Jan 22, 2015, 07:00) (0 talkbacks)

 tecmint: pfSense is an open source network firewall/router software distribution which is based on the FreeBSD operating system.

Canonical Embeds Ubuntu Linux Into Devices to Secure IoT
(Jan 20, 2015, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system, is getting into the embedded device market in a bid to help secure the Internet of things (IoT).

Linux Top 3: Tails 1.2.3, Steam OS Update 153 and Linux Mint systemd
(Jan 19, 2015, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxPlanet: 3 Debian based distros get updated

Docker Security Questioned
(Jan 19, 2015, 13:00) (2 talkbacks)

LinuxInsider: Security questions recently have been raised about Docker, a promising technology for running applications in the cloud.

Tails 1.2.3 is out
(Jan 18, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible.

VIDEO: Interview with ESET about Windigo & Advanced Linux Server-Side Threats
(Jan 17, 2015, 18:00) (0 talkbacks)

ITwire: The general public might have a perception that it’s Windows machines and Android devices that are the world’s malware magnets, but it’s also true that Macs and Linux boxes have malware written for them, too.

Firefox 35 Gets Performance Boost, Bug Fixes
(Jan 14, 2015, 11:14) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: The first Mozilla browser release of 2015 brings Firefox Marketplace and improved performance to desktop users.

How Secure Is Android if Google Won't Patch?
(Jan 13, 2015, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

eSecurity Planet: A security researcher alleges that Google won't patch its older Android software for a new vulnerability. Luckily, users have options to boost security for older versions of the OS.

How the rise of open source could improve software security
(Jan 13, 2015, 15:00) (0 talkbacks)

InfoWorld: Openness by itself does not yield more secure code, but a new dependence on open source by major software players could ensure more rigorous scrutiny

Google Isn’t Fixing Some Old Android Bugs
(Jan 13, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

wsj: Google appears to no longer be fixing security flaws in the oldest versions of its smartphone Internet browser.

Linux Top 3: Pentoo, Linux Mint 17.1 KDE and openSUSE Tumbleweed Security
(Jan 12, 2015, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

LinuxPlanet: Among the key enhancements in Pentoo 3.7 is the ability to more easily verify the integrity of the download Pentoo ISO.

Eight Security Vulnerabilities Patched by OpenSSL Project
(Jan 11, 2015, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

softpedia: OpenSSL has been updated to new versions as its maintainer repaired a set of eight security glitches, most of them graded with low severity.

CVE-2014-9034: Denial of Service Attack Proof of Concept PHP Exploit for WordPress
(Jan 08, 2015, 11:00) (0 talkbacks)

 blackmoreops: Proof of Concept PHP exploit for WordPress DoS Attack CVE-2014-9034 worked like a charm on my own WordPress website.

FakeID and MasterKey Still Pose Risks for Android
(Jan 07, 2015, 23:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Google patched both flaws, but in some cases, users have not updated their devices and, in others, the device vendor may not have made a patch available.

Auditd - Tool for Security Auditing on Linux Server
(Jan 06, 2015, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

 Linoxide: Auditd or audit daemon, is a userspace component to the Linux Auditing System

Use Fingerprint To Command & Control Your Ubuntu/Linux Mint
(Jan 03, 2015, 10:00) (0 talkbacks)

Noobslab: Fingerprint GUI is an application providing fingerprint-based authentication on Linux desktops.

Why does Google Say Mozilla Thunderbird is Less Secure?
(Jan 03, 2015, 06:00) (0 talkbacks)

HowToGeek: Sometimes when you are looking for an answer to one thing, you end up finding something else rather surprising.

Shuttleworth Explains Why Open Source is More Secure than Closed Source [VIDEO]
(Dec 31, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

Datamation: Mark Shuttleworth reflects on security issues of 2014 and the 10 years that Ubuntu Linux has existed.

Top 10 Security Incidents and Vulnerabilities of 2014 -
(Dec 31, 2014, 14:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: This past year has been one of the busiest ones on record for IT security professionals, with a seemingly endless stream of high-profile exploits and software vulnerabilities.

PHP Install Statistics - Most PHP Deployments at Risk
(Dec 31, 2014, 12:00) (0 talkbacks)

IRC Maxell: I decided to do some math to see how many PHP installs had at least 1 known security vulnerability

Despite a Tumultuous 2014, Bitcoin Still Has Value
(Dec 31, 2014, 04:00) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: Bitcoin had a difficult year in which its value declined by two-thirds, but there is still much reason for optimism in 2015.

LUKS: Linux Hard Disk Data Encryption with NTFS Support in Linux
(Dec 30, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 tecmint: LUKS acronym stands for Linux Unified Key Setup which is a widely method of disk-encryption used by Linux Kernel and is implemented with the cryptsetup package.

Bad, bad Internet news: Internet Systems Consortium site hacked
(Dec 29, 2014, 19:00) (0 talkbacks)

 ZDnet: The ISC site, home to the world's most popular Domain Name System program BIND, appears to have been infected with malware.

WordPress Makes Fix to End All Manual Updates
(Dec 29, 2014, 11:31) (0 talkbacks)

eWEEK: ISC was hacked by way of a WordPress flaw, but there is now an automatic way to secure WordPress sites and (eventually) eliminate the risk of nonpatched systems.

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