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Malware is less concerned about virtual machines

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 01:55
Many malicious software programs used to make a quick exit on virtual machines, a tactic designed to avoid a security check. But that isn't the case anymore, according Symantec research.
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RHSA-2014:1041-1: Critical: java-1.7.0-ibm security update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 01:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated java-1.7.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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-2014-4208, CVE-2014-4209, CVE-2014-4218, CVE-2014-4219, CVE-2014-4220, CVE-2014-4221, CVE-2014-4227, CVE-2014-4244, CVE-2014-4252, CVE-2014-4262, CVE-2014-4263, CVE-2014-4265, CVE-2014-4266
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Internet Explorer

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 20:29
Microsoft has issued 29 patches for its Internet Explorer browser, including one fixing a critical vulnerability that would allow a remote attacker to gain access to a computer from over the Internet.
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White House's new IT engineer is sharp, witty, and blunt

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 20:28
If the White House learned one thing from the Healthcare.gov debacle, it was that the website needs clear-thinking people who can see a problem for what it is. Mikey Dickerson may just be that person.
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Accused Obamacare spammer settles FTC charges

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 20:11
A company accused of sending unsolicited and deceptive email before the roll out of the U.S. Affordable Care Act will pay US$350,000 to settle a complaint from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
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Fifteen new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 18:10
Routers appear to be as insecure as ever, after hackers successfully compromised five popular wireless models during a contest at the DefCon 22 security conference, reporting 15 new vulnerabilities to affected vendors.
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RHSA-2014:1042-1: Critical: java-1.7.1-ibm security update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 17:30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated java-1.7.1-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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-2014-4208, CVE-2014-4209, CVE-2014-4218, CVE-2014-4219, CVE-2014-4220, CVE-2014-4221, CVE-2014-4227, CVE-2014-4244, CVE-2014-4252, CVE-2014-4262, CVE-2014-4263, CVE-2014-4265, CVE-2014-4266
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RHBA-2014:1028-1: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0 php bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 17:30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated php packages are now available for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0. These packages are required to avoid dependency issues with the base channel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5.
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RHBA-2014:1029-1: iw bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 16:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated iw packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
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Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device's phone, camera

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 13:25
Facebook ignited a flood of criticism last week when it began requiring mobile users to load its Messenger app for Android and iOS separate from its basic Facebook app.
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RHBA-2014:1030-1: plymouth bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 12:50
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated plymouth packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 10:59
Amazon Web Services now lets enterprises use two-factor authentication to better protect hosted WorkSpaces virtual desktops.
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RHBA-2014:1035-1: devtoolset-2-gcc bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 07:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated devtoolset-2-gcc packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Developer Toolset 2.1.
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RHSA-2014:1031-1: Important: 389-ds-base security update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 07:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated 389-ds-base packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. 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-2014-3562
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Privacy Principles awareness high but companies seek guidance: IDC

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 03:15
Over 80 per cent of 150 companies surveyed by IDC Australia were aware of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) changes but 72 per cent of those said that they sought third party guidance on data management, according to a new whitepaper.
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Study finds firmware plagued by poor encryption and backdoors

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 02:06
The first large-scale analysis of a fundamental type of software known as firmware has revealed poor security practices that could present opportunities for hackers probing the "Internet of Things."
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AirWatch Secure Content Locker certified by Australian Signals Directorate

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 22:00
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has certified the security of the AirWatch Secure Content Locker for Apple iOS devices.
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Dropbox sharpens search on Android app

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 20:40
Dropbox has improved the search engine of its Android application, as well as given it a document preview feature.
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Senator wants curbs placed on fitness data use

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 20:29
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate the data gathering and sharing practices of makers of personal fitness devices and applications.
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Windows tech support scammers take root in the U.S.

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 19:17
In a new trend, Windows tech support scams have gone home-grown, with twists that include bogus warnings from malicious websites urging users to call a toll-free number for "help."
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