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RHSA-2014:0883-1: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.4 security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.4 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team 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-2014-3530
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EU privacy watchdogs to quiz Google, Microsoft on 'right to be forgotten'

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:55
European privacy authorities have invited Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to discuss the implementation of a landmark ruling by Europe's top court that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.
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Emergency vBulletin patch fixes dangerous SQL injection vulnerability

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:07
Developers of the popular vBulletin Internet forum software have issued emergency patches Wednesday in order to fix a SQL injection vulnerability that could allow attackers to read and manipulate information stored in the databases of vBulletin-based sites.
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Juniper boosts DDoS Secure appliance to mitigate UDP-based amplification attacks

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 13:35
Juniper Networks has added a new way for its anti-DDoS appliance to mitigate what's known as massive UDP-based amplification attacks that typically work by exploiting compromised servers of different kinds to both spoof and vastly increase the denial-of-service barrage.
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Vulnerability exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:13
Nine of Cisco's home and small office cable modems with router and wireless access point functionality need software updates to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to completely compromise them.
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Chaos Computer Club bolsters NSA spying complaint with Tor snooping evidence

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:06
The German Chaos Computer Club said Wednesday that it has added to its legal complaint about U.S. spying on German citizens evidence that the NSA allegedly snooped on at least one of its Tor servers.
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Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:40
Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a systems engineer accused of stealing millions of customer names from the computer database of a large education firm to sell them for profit.
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Cheaper Xbox offering without Kinect spikes US sales

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 08:47
Sales of Xbox One gaming consoles more than doubled in the U.S. last month because of the introduction of a cheaper version of the console that doesn't include the Kinect motion sensor.
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Section 313 inquiry to scrutinise website blocking

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:39
The federal government has launched an inquiry into the use of Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 by government agencies to block access to websites.
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RHSA-2014:0885-1: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 04:30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated packages for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team 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-2014-3530
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Boost your security training with gamification -- really!

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 04:05
Getting employees to take security seriously can be a game that everyone wins.
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Microsoft's Bing follows Google in offering Europeans the 'right to be forgotten'

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 03:44
Microsoft has started accepting requests from users in Europe who want to remove search links from Bing under a recent "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling by Europe's top court.
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The 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 03:14
Google's online media streaming tool, Chromecast, can be "Rickrolled" with a single click of entertainer Rick Astley's mug shot.
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New laws won't increase spying: govt

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 01:14
Sweeping new powers for intelligence agencies won't increase surveillance of innocent Australians, Attorney General George Brandis says.
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Chef cooks ups infrastructure testing tools

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 20:56
Borrowing a technique from the software development community, Chef, maker of a popular system configuration tool, has released the first commercial software to support a new and supposedly more effective approach to managing hardware and software, called test-driven infrastructure.
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Visa launches 'Checkout' for quick and easy payments from any device

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 20:11
Visa announced a new simplified digital payment service called Visa Checkout, which is designed to allow customers to pay quickly for goods online on any connected device.
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RHBA-2014:0878-1: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.1.3 bug fix and enhancement update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 19:10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise release 2.1.3 is now available with updates to packages that fix several bugs and introduce a feature enhancement.
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There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 18:34
Fake apps dressed up to look like official ones but actually designed to steal user data are increasingly targeting Android phone users, according to a study by Trend Micro.
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Senate passes bill allowing mobile phone owners to unlock devices

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 18:23
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would allow mobile phone customers to unlock their devices for the purposes of switching carriers.
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