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Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 00:30
A vulnerability broker published a video demonstrating one of several flaws it has found in the privacy-focused Tails operating system, which is used by those seeking to make their Web browser harder to trace.
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Dropbox lures business users from consumer product

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 22:00
Dropbox has revealed additional IT admin controls as it continues its bid to lure business customers.
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Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 19:34
Six people have been indicted on charges of running an international ring that resold tickets bought through compromised StubHub accounts for some of New York's biggest concerts and sporting events.
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RHSA-2014:0919-1: Critical: firefox security update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team 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-2014-1547, CVE-2014-1555, CVE-2014-1556, CVE-2014-1557
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RHSA-2014:0918-1: Important: thunderbird security update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is 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-2014-1547, CVE-2014-1555, CVE-2014-1556, CVE-2014-1557
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RHSA-2014:0917-1: Critical: nss and nspr security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated nss and nspr packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team 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-2013-1740, CVE-2014-1490, CVE-2014-1491, CVE-2014-1492, CVE-2014-1544, CVE-2014-1545
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UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:14
The U.K. government has adopted ODF as its standard for the exchange of word processor and spreadsheet files between departments and with citizens and suppliers, meaning that companies and citizens will not be required to buy a particular application or software suite in order to collaborate with government staff.
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Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:01
Dutch intelligence services can receive bulk data that might have been obtained by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) through mass data interception programs, even though collecting data that way is illegal for the Dutch services, the Hague District Court ruled Wednesday.
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BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:25
Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.
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File-encrypting Android ransomware 'Simplocker' targets English-speaking users

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 13:46
A ransomware threat that encrypts files stored on the SD memory cards of Android devices has been updated to target English-speaking users with FBI-themed alerts.
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Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 13:05
Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers.
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Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 12:58
One of the complainants in an antitrust case against Google has slammed the European Commission for apparently adopting wholesale Google's proposal to settle the case, while giving complainants no fair chance to express their views on the settlement. Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports.
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SQL injection flaw in Wall Street Journal database led to breach

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:34
A vulnerability in a web-based graphics system led to a breach of The Wall Street Journal's network by a hacker, the newspaper acknowledged late Tuesday.
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RHBA-2014:0909-1: JON Agent RPM update for JON 3.2 (3.2.0.GA Update 02)

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:50
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: package updates: JBoss Operations Network 3.2 (3.2.0.GA Update 02) jboss-on-agent
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RHBA-2014:0904-1: kdebase-workspace bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:50
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated kdebase-workspace packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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In pictures: RSA Asia Pacific & Japan conference

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 07:24
RSA's annual Asia Pacific & Japan conference kicked off in Singapore on Tuesday. RSA executive chairman Arthur W. Coviello called for an end to cyber warfare while Juniper Network's Kevin Kennedy compared the Information Age to the Golden Age of the Roman empire. The conference concludes today.
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Barbarians are at the gates of Information Age: Juniper

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 05:57
If we are not careful in the decisions or actions that we take online today, the Information Age may go the way of the Roman Empire, according to Juniper Networks senior director of product management Kevin Kennedy.
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Zero-day flaws in Tails aren't for sale, vulnerability broker says

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 02:27
A company that specializes in selling information on software vulnerabilities has reignited a debate over the handling of such information, especially when it pertains to privacy-focused tools.
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Rules of engagement needed for the Internet: RSA

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 00:56
Cyber weapons will never be completely eliminated but bi-lateral agreements between countries about the use of these weapons could establish boundaries, according to RSA executive chairman Arthur W. Coveillo.
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Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 22:17
Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.
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