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Security Linux News for Jul 26, 2006

  • TechWeb: Trojan Spoofs Firefox Extension, Steals IDs (Jul 26, 2006, 14:15)
    "An identity-stealing keylogger that disguises itself as a Firefox extension and installs silently in the background was discovered Tuesday by security vendor McAfee..."

  • developerWorks: PHP Encryption for the Common Man (Jul 26, 2006, 07:30)
    "Get an overview of what it means to encrypt and decrypt information, as well as some practical examples involving passwords and other data, using PHP's built-in functionality..."

  • NewsForge: Does (Password) Size Matter? (Jul 26, 2006, 06:45)
    "Does size matter? The question has arisen lately on Security-Basics, a computer security mailing list hosted by As usual, the question comes down to physical size or mental prowess..."

  • Advisories, July 25, 2006 (Jul 26, 2006, 03:45)
    Today's security advisories: Wireshark and Samba (Gentoo Linux); perl-Net-Server (Mandriva Linux); php, kdebase, and samba (Red Hat Linux); and firefox and mozilla-firefox (Ubuntu Linux).