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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 06:49
An iPhone user has filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy against Apple, about a week after a Chinese state broadcaster raised security concerns about the device's location-tracking functions.
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Government pushes website blocks to fight piracy

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 06:27
A leaked government discussion paper reveals a "very radical proposal for copyright law reform in Australia" according to intellectual property expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.
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New guide aims to remove the drama of reporting software flaws

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 05:36
Handling a software flaw can be messy, both for a security researcher who found it and for the company it affects. But a new set of guidelines aims to make that interaction less mysterious and confrontational.
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Baidu reports strong mobile ad sales, echoing Facebook

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 00:31
Chinese search giant, Baidu, reported a 34 per,cent jump in profit for the second quarter, with mobile ad sales accounting for almost a third of revenue for the first time.
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IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 23:07
The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.
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Bitcoin: Addressing concerns over a 51% attack

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 23:00
Although a mining pool last month managed to briefly control the majority of the computing power used to generate the Bitcoin crypto-currency, a so-called '51 per cent attack' remains unlikely, according Chris Mountford, a Bitcoin advocate and a senior developer at Atlassian.
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New SSL server rules go into effect Nov. 1

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 21:03
Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don't conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard networks.
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State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 20:27
The U.S. State Department's main computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed earlier this week leading to global delays for travel documents.
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RHSA-2014:0888-1: Moderate: qemu-kvm-rhev security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated qemu-kvm-rhev packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 and 4.0. 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-2013-4148, CVE-2013-4151, CVE-2013-4535, CVE-2013-4536, CVE-2013-4541, CVE-2013-4542, CVE-2013-6399, CVE-2014-0182, CVE-2014-2894, CVE-2014-3461
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RHSA-2014:0924-1: Important: kernel security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. 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-2014-4699, CVE-2014-4943
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RHSA-2014:0925-1: Important: kernel security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Extended Update Support. 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-2014-4699, CVE-2014-4943
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RHSA-2014:0926-1: Moderate: kernel security and bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and several bugs 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-2014-2678, CVE-2014-4021
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RHSA-2014:0920-1: Important: httpd security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated httpd packages that fix three security issues 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. 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-2014-0118, CVE-2014-0226, CVE-2014-0231
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RHSA-2014:0922-1: Important: httpd24-httpd security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated httpd24-httpd packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Software Collections 1. 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-2013-4352, CVE-2014-0117, CVE-2014-0118, CVE-2014-0226, CVE-2014-0231
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RHSA-2014:0913-1: Important: kernel-rt security update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated kernel-rt packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.5. 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-2014-0181, CVE-2014-0206, CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145, CVE-2014-3153, CVE-2014-3917, CVE-2014-3940, CVE-2014-4027, CVE-2014-4667, CVE-2014-4699
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RHBA-2014:0912-1: e2fsprogs bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 17:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated e2fsprogs packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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Malwarebytes questions poor showing in anti-malware protection-evaluation lab testing

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 16:41
Dennis Technology Labs (DTL), which tests anti-malware products for effectiveness in protection, for the first time included the free version of the Malwarebytes software in the labs' competitive evaluation along with nine other vendor products, both paid and free. The results published by DTL today reveal Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free had a poor showing, with only Microsoft Security Essentials doing worse in terms of effectiveness of protection.
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Thousands of sites compromised through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 16:06
A critical vulnerability found recently in a popular newsletter plug-in for WordPress is actively being targeted by hackers and was used to compromise an estimated 50,000 sites so far.
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Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 15:47
A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.
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EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 15:46
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are meeting with European data protection authorities Thursday to discuss how to implement a recent ruling that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.
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