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Users face serious threat as hackers take aim at routers, embedded devices

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:48
Home routers and other consumer embedded devices are plagued by basic vulnerabilities and can't be easily secured by non-technical users, which means they'll likely continue to be targeted in what has already become an increasing trend of mass attacks.
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7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:00
Let's face it: No matter what device you use, you're in danger. Security threats and malware lurk on Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices. If you use more than one device -- like most of us do -- that makes it even more difficult and expensive to be vigilant and keep yourself safe.
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RHSA-2014:0348-1: Important: xalan-j2 security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 13:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated xalan-j2 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-2014-0107
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RHSA-2014:0350-1: Low: Red Hat Enterprise MRG for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Retirement Notice

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: This is the final notification for the retirement of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Version 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This notification applies only to those customers with subscriptions for Red Hat Enterprise MRG Version 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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EU votes net neutrality into law, abolishes mobile roaming charges

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:26
Blocking and throttling Internet traffic will become illegal in the European Union following a parliamentary vote on Thursday.
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Government plan to adopt ODF file format sparks standards debate in UK

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 08:50
The U.K. is moving to a system where citizens can exchange information with the government digitally by default -- but in choosing the file formats to use for that exchange, it must balance corporate interests with those of citizens.
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In pictures: HP unveils new security operations centre in Sydney

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 03:52
HP has opened its first Australian-based security operations centre in Sydney. It will support the vendor’s managed security services including monitoring, management and threat remediation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Cryptocat sticks to openness despite grief over audits

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 03:29
People in the security community often criticize the code behind Cryptocat, an open-source encrypted instant messaging project.
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Sality malware, growing old, takes on a new trick

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 02:11
A botnet that was slowly shrinking has taken on a new trick: brute-forcing routers set to easy-to-guess credentials.
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Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 01:52
Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.
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Windows XP, Office 2003 deadline looms

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 23:25
Microsoft has issued a reminder that security patches, software updates and technical support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends next week on 8 April.
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Smaller banks warned of hackers raising ATM withdrawal limits

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 23:03
Smaller financial institutions have been warned to look out for attacks that aim to increase the withdrawal limit on customer payment cards for fraud purposes.
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RHSA-2014:0339-1: Important: rhev-hypervisor6 security update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 20:10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An updated rhev-hypervisor6 package that fixes multiple security issues is now available. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. CVE-2013-1860, CVE-2014-0055, CVE-2014-0092
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RHSA-2014:0340-1: Low: Red Hat Enterprise Developer Toolset Version 1 3-month Retirement Notice

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 20:10
This is the three-month notification for the retirement of Red Hat Developer Toolset Version 1. This notification applies only to those customers with subscriptions for Red Hat Developer Toolset Version 1.
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RHSA-2014:0341-2: Moderate: wireshark security update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 20:10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated wireshark packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. CVE-2012-5595, CVE-2012-5598, CVE-2012-5599, CVE-2012-5600, CVE-2012-6056, CVE-2012-6060, CVE-2012-6061, CVE-2012-6062, CVE-2013-3557, CVE-2013-3559, CVE-2013-4081, CVE-2013-4083, CVE-2013-4927, CVE-2013-4931, CVE-2013-4932, CVE-2013-4933, CVE-2013-4934, CVE-2013-4935, CVE-2013-5721, CVE-2013-7112, CVE-2014-2281, CVE-2014-2299
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Supreme Court could limit software patents in Alice case

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 20:04
A case before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week could have a huge impact on business-method and software patents, with some experts concerned that the court could put significant limits on what can be patented.
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IE easily beats Chrome, Firefox, Safari in malware detection

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 19:18
Microsoft's combination of application reputation technology and URL filtering gave Internet Explorer a malware block rate that blew pass Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.
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Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 19:16
Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and EMC Syncplicity.
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Princeton CompSci prof wins prestigious award

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 19:15
David Blei, a Princeton University computer science associate professor who will soon be taking his talents to Columbia University, has been named the winner of the 2013 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences.
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Durbin warns Republicans standalone H-1B hike plan will fail

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 18:57
A push by the high-tech industry to support a stand-alone H-1B increase is drawing the ire of U.S. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
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