OpenOffice Reveals Motivation for Security Updates

Sep 09, 2009

Earlier than previously announced, the OpenOffice Project has released information regarding the newest security updates, spurred on due to gaps in security.

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New Anti-Linux Propaganda from Microsoft

Sep 07, 2009

Screenshots obviously conditioning PC sales personnel to lie about Linux have been discovered in a US forum hosting Windows 7 training modules.

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MegaPanzer: Parts of Possible Govware Trojan Released under GPL

Aug 28, 2009

The name Ruben Unteregger may well become more newsworthy in the next few days. Unteregger has been working at the Swiss ERA IT Solutions company to develop the trojans MegaPanzer and MiniPanzer and has released the code under GPL.

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Kaspersky Lab: Spammers Do Their Own Advertising

Aug 27, 2009

In its semi-annual spam report, the Russian security experts Kaspersky Lab have concluded the economic crisis has had no bearing on the amount of spam distributed worldwide. However, spammers have had to turn to creating ads for their very own services.

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Security Leaks Discovered in Pidgin

Aug 20, 2009

The free instant messaging client Pidgin has closed security leaks in the Linux versions 2.6.0 and 2.6.1 that appeared in connection with MSN.

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Chrome Clone Alpha on Linux

Aug 14, 2009

Iron, a privacy clone of the Chrome Google browser, is now released in its first test version on Linux.

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Kernel Bug Lay Undiscovered for Eight Years

Aug 14, 2009

A Linux kernel bug in network socket initialization could allow an attacker to acquire root privileges to inflict damages. The security hole applies to all kernels of the 2.4 and 2.6 series and has been around possibly since 2001.

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Kind of Magic: Parted Magic 4.4 Halves RAM Usage, Dial-Up Available

Aug 14, 2009

The Parted Magic LiveCD provides numerous tools for partitioning and data backup and recovery. The newest version 4.4 runs on systems with just 256-MByte RAM and now supports dial-up networking.

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