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Linux Security: 2007 in Review

Jan 03, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turnbull)

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"Storm bot attacks threatened, but new Linux tools and updates kept storm bots and most other IT security hacks at bay in 2007. That said, new problems--such as security risks in virtual machines--cropped up last year. Here's my round-up of the big Linux security events, software releases and controversies that cropped up in 2007.

"PHP security issues stayed on the radar in 2007, triggered by the resignation of Stefan Esser from the PHP Security Response Team. Esser developed the PHP hardening tool Suhosin and often engaged in fiery debate with the broader PHP community. In March, Esser's 'Month of PHP' security bugs revealed 46 bugs in PHP, Zend and other elements of the framework..."

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