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Security Linux News for Aug 25, 2008

  • OpenVAS - Opensource Vulnerability Assessment Scanner (Aug 25, 2008, 22:33)
    SUSE & openSUSE: " OpenVAS, Open Vulnerability Assessment Server is a free opensource vulnerability assessment software released under GNU GPL lincese. OpenVAS is a fork of Nessus Vulnerability assessment software. Similar to the Plugin sets in Nessus, OpenVAS provides free Network Vulnerability Tests plugins that can be updated regularly."

  • Security Unobscured (Aug 25, 2008, 18:33)
    Realeyes Technology: "...It makes the general public wonder, "What do those security people do?""

  • AppArmor is Dead (Aug 25, 2008, 14:03)
    etbe - Russell Coker: "In late 2007 Novell laid off almost all the developers of AppArmor [4] with the aim of having the community do all the coding. Crispin Cowan (the founder and leader of the AppArmor project) was later hired by Microsoft..."

  • Vote-Dropping Software Bug Could Gum Up Elections (Aug 25, 2008, 02:02)
    Linux Insider: "Premier Election Solutions -- a subsidiary of Diebold -- says in a product advisory that its machines that operate in 34 states are affected by the glitch. The problem, it is believed, has been present in the program for the past decade."