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Security Linux News for Aug 11, 2008

  • Video: Surf Jacking Gmail demonstration (Aug 11, 2008, 17:34)
    Help Net Security: "The "Surf Jack" security tool demonstrates a security flaw found in many public sites. The proof of concept tool allows testers to steal session cookies on HTTP and HTTPS sites that do not set the Cookie secure flag."

  • Researchers Crack Medeco High-Security Locks With Plastic Keys (Aug 11, 2008, 13:34)
    Wired: "...plastic used in all of these credit cards can be easily fashioned into simulated keys that open three kinds of M3 high-security locks made by the Virginia-based Medeco Security Locks company -- locks that are used to secure sensitive facilities in places such as the White House, the Pentagon, embassies and other buildings."

  • SplashTop Linux Security Hole Discovered (Aug 11, 2008, 12:04)
    Phoronix: "Kano, a member of the Phoronix Forums and the mastermind behind the Debian-based Kanotix distribution, has discovered a serious security problem."