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Security Linux News for Oct 09, 2008

  • Turn Linux into Fort Knox: 10 Tools for a Safer Web Server (Oct 09, 2008, 19:35)
    Daily Artisan: "Linux is a secure and stable OS but is still vulnerable to bugs, security leaks and intrusion attacks specially if you are using it as a web server. To detect such attacks and security holes, security tools are needed. These can be used to patch up bugs, fix network leaks, prevent viruses, trojan horses and remote exploits."

  • Why eBay Should Open-Source Skype (Oct 09, 2008, 18:35)
    Linux Journal: "eBay is not going through the happiest of times. Not only has it found it necessary to make 1000 people - 10% of its workforce - redundant, it has had to own up to a serious breach of trust with its Internet telephony program, Skype."

  • Creepy Clickjacking Bug Lets Hackers Control Webcams (Oct 09, 2008, 14:35)
    LinuxInsider: "A Flash Player vulnerability could allow attackers to gain control of a user's webcam and microphone, according to a security advisory issued by Adobe. The company has issued a workaround; however a patch won't come until later."

  • Metasploit 3.2 Offers Testers More 'Evil Deeds' (Oct 09, 2008, 14:05)
    InternetNews: "Hacking into systems (albeit for testing purposes) is apparently getting easier with the upcoming open source Metasploit 3.2 framework, according to its creator."

  • NSA: Open Source Provides Extreme Security at Lower Cost (Oct 09, 2008, 13:05)
    The Open Road: "In one of the biggest testaments yet of open source's security credentials, and of its ability to deliver security at lower cost, the US National Security Agency (NSA) has turned to open source to create part of the Tokeneer System."