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Security Linux News for Dec 02, 2008

  • Security: A Low Intensity, Distributed Bruteforce Attempt (Dec 02, 2008, 23:31)
    That Grumpy BSD Guy: "A low intensity, distributed bruteforce attempt... We have seen the future of botnets, and it is a distributed, low-key affair. Are sites running free software finally becoming malware targets?"

  • Virus Hits Nearly 75% of Systems on Afghanistan Military Base (Dec 02, 2008, 19:17)
    Zero Day: "Earlier this month we saw the military ban the use of USB drives and other removable media. Apparently the virus outbreak that lead to this measure affected 75% of all systems at the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan."