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RHBA-2014:1096-1: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 1.2.9 bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 06:30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise release 1.2.9 is now available with updated packages that fix bugs.
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RHBA-2014:1097-1: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0.7 bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 06:30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise release 2.0.7 is now available with updated packages that fix several bugs.
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Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 23:04
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "global compact" on surveillance and the use of collected data, saying the U.S. isn't the only country that does it and American technology companies are unfairly targeted for the government's actions.
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Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 20:37
CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.
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RHEA-2014:1094-1: libvpx enhancement update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:50
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated libvpx packages that add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
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Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:06
When you stop and think about it, it's kind of astonishing how far Chromebooks have come.
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RHSA-2014:1098-1: Important: devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated devtoolset-2-httpcomponents-client packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Developer Toolset 2. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. CVE-2012-6153
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Los Alamos National Lab's R&D fueling new quantum-crypto firm

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:27
Technology development firm Allied Minds says it has set up a new company, Whitewood Encryption Systems, to develop quantum-crypto technology under an R&D licensing arrangement with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Security council blames breaches on poor PCI standard support

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:54
The growing number of data breaches resulting in massive numbers of payment cards being stolen from retail stores and other businesses is occurring because they're failing to keep up with the Payment Card Industry's data security standard, according to the PCI Security Standards Council.
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Tuning the security analysts

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:46
I have told you about the need to tune our security incident and event monitoring (SIEM) tool. Now we need to tune the analysts who are monitoring the SIEM.
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Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:38
Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration.
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FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 07:17
A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Wednesday the agency is working with the Secret Service to determine the "scope" of reported cyberattacks against several financial institutions.
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Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 06:00
A payment card industry security consortium warned retailers on Wednesday of the urgency to secure their systems against "Backoff," a malicious software program that steals card numbers.
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AFP apologises for privacy breach

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 04:31
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has issued an apology after it emerged that metadata related to criminal investigations was accidentally released online.
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Section 313: iiNet, industry orgs seek limits on website blocking

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 03:40
Internet service provider iiNet, the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and industry bodies the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Communications Alliance have all called for restrictions on the government agencies that can issue requests for ISPs to block websites.
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ANZ Banking Group improves incident response with comms tool

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 03:38
Incident response calls at ANZ Banking Group were “chaotic” due to manual processes and the time it took for calls to begin until the bank began to roll out a communications management tool earlier this year.
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Senate extends telecommunications interception inquiry

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 22:40
The Senate has voted to extend the reporting deadline of the inquiry into reform of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. The inquiry, chaired by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, had been due to table its final report last night.
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Retailers warned to act now to protect against Backoff malware

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 20:16
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council on Wednesday issued a bulletin urging retailers to immediately review their security controls to ensure point-of-sale systems are protected against "Backoff," a malware tool that was used in the massive data theft at retailer Target last year.
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Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 19:57
Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
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Vulnerabilities on the decline, but risk assessment is often flawed, study says says

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 19:03
Based on data gathered over the first six months of 2014, security researchers from IBM X-Force predict that the number of publicly reported vulnerabilities will drop to under 8,000 this year, a first since 2011.
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