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Security Linux News for Aug 18, 2008

  • Sun to Issue Mobile Java Fix (Aug 18, 2008, 20:31)
    ZDNet: "Gowdiak had demanded 20,000 euros (US$30,000) from Sun or Nokia for the full details of the vulnerabilities that he said he had found."

  • Clipboard Hijack Spreads Panic (Aug 18, 2008, 19:31)
    Softpedia: "First reported by IE users on Windows, due to its flexible spreading method, the same behavior was then reported later by Mac and Linux users using Firefox."

  • Departing CIO Blames Microsoft For His Security Troubles (Aug 18, 2008, 17:01)
    The Open Road: "Hackers recently compromised 4.2 million payment card details from the Hannaford Supermarket chain. The culprit? If you believe Hannaford's former CIO, Bill Homa, the problem is Windows:"

  • OpenVPN Counters Censorship (Aug 18, 2008, 15:31)
    Linux Magazine: "Journalists at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing will not have unfettered access to the Internet. However, GPL software OpenVPN can be used to easily circumvent such censorship."

  • Troubles in Fedora Land - Don't Update! (Aug 18, 2008, 15:01)
    OSDir: "The Fedora Infrastructure team is currently investigating an issue in the infrastructure systems. That process may result in service outages, for which we apologize in advance."