Million Linux Kernels Simulate Botnet

Aug 04, 2009

The biggest botnet to date is being virtualized using a network of one million Linux kernels. The virtual machines form an experiment in studying the origins of the malware.

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Adobe Patches Flash Player

Jul 31, 2009

Adobe has come out with a patch for Flash Player to fix a recent security problem.

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DoS Attack Exploit in BIND 9

Jul 29, 2009

A specially crafted dynamic update message to a DNS zone for which the server is a master can raise havoc in BIND 9. An active remote exploit is already "in wide circulation."

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Tin Hat: Linux with Paranoia

Jul 28, 2009

Tin Hat, a Linux distribution based on hardened Gentoo, has been released in version 20090727.

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Gaping Hole in DD-WRT: Router Software with Back Door

Jul 24, 2009

The free router software DD-WRT opens in its version 24(SP1) a huge door due to a vulnerability in its HTTP daemon server.

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Kaspersky Analysis: Black Market in Botnets

Jul 24, 2009

Virus analyst Yury Namestnikov investigated the structure, functionality and business model of botnets for antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab with some surprising results.

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Adobe Flash Player and Reader with Critical Security Advisory

Jul 24, 2009

Adobe announced a critical vulnerability for its Flash Player 9.0.159.0 and 10.0.22.87 and earlier, along with the authplay.dll component in its Reader and Acrobat 9.x., that goes across platforms in Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.

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Firefox 3.0.12 Fixes Five Critical Security Issues

Jul 23, 2009

Mozilla recommends its updated Firefox 3.0.12 version for its new 3.0 series in that it removes a few critical security issues.

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