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Security Linux News for Feb 08, 2007

  • Wired: High Security for $100 Laptop (2007-02-08 20:30:42)
    "Now it's impressing hard-bitten security geeks with a plan to lock down the hundreds of millions of educational machines against spyware and computer intruders..."

  • Techworld: Study Shows Hackers Rely on Dumb Users (2007-02-08 16:00:55)
    "Hackers mostly try obvious passwords, exploiting poor security, rather than performing difficult exploits, according to a study which left computers online with weak passwords..."

  • internetnews.com: Red Hat Rolls New Security Certificate System (2007-02-08 14:30:05)
    "Red Hat is rolling out a new version of its Red Hat Certificate System (RHCS) that improves smart card usability, management and integration on Linux, Mac and Windows platforms..."

  • Advisories, February 7, 2007 (2007-02-08 04:45:47)
    Today's security advisories: mozilla-firefox (Debian GNU/Linux); wireshark (Fedora Core); gd, libwmf, postgresql, php, gtk+2.0, and kernel (Mandriva Linux); bind, java-1.4.2-ibm, and postgresql (Red Hat Linux); postgresql, samba, and samba-swat (rPath Linux); and postgresql-7.4/-8.0/-8.1, bind9, samba, and kdelibs (Ubuntu).