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RHBA-2014:0387-1: rhev-guest-tools-iso bug fix and enhancement update

Red Hat Errata - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 08:50
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated rhev-guest-tools-iso packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available.
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Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 06:59
The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors. Read More
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Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 06:21
Akamai Technologies, whose network handles up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic, said Sunday a researcher found a fault in custom code that the company thought shielded most of its customers from the Heartbleed bug.
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Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 06:20
Akamai Technologies, whose network handles up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic, said Sunday a researcher found a fault in custom code that the company thought shielded most of its customers from the Heartbleed bug.
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Finger scanning could be used as mobile banking login: Westpac NZ

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 04:15
Westpac New Zealand has completed a trial which could allow customers to use finger print scanning to log into its mobile banking app on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and eventually other smartphones.
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Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 03:41
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country's spy agency said.
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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 01:15
Four researchers working separately have demonstrated a server's private encryption key can be obtained using the Heartbleed bug, an attack thought possible but unconfirmed.
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Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Sat, 12/04/2014 - 11:20
Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.
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iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 11

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 22:00
Hopes, like spring daffodils, burst into bloom this week in the certainty that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will arrive in just five short months as Chinese worker bees prepared the massive assembly lines that will bring the smartphones into the world. And could the 5.5-inch iPhone be far behind?
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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 11

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 22:00
Hopes, like spring daffodils, burst into bloom this week in the certainty that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will arrive in just five short months as Chinese worker bees prepared the massive assembly lines that will bring the smartphones into the world. And could the 5.5-inch iPhone be far behind?
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NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 21:20
The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.
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Digital dustups: Can social media protest force corporate change?

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 19:55
Several online protests in recent weeks mark a new trend in activism against companies and other entities, as activists grow empowered by the ability to affect change with just a few key strokes.
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IRS misses XP deadline, pays Microsoft millions for patches

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 19:05
The IRS acknowledged this week that it missed the April 8 cut-off for Windows XP support, and will be paying Microsoft millions for an extra year of security patches.
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Tip of the Hat: Heartbleed exposes an open source failing

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 17:40
Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to The Register's Chris Williams for his insights on how a lack of oversight of open source technologies contributed to to the creation -- and the two-year spread -- of the Heartbleed bug.
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Tip of the Hat: Heartbleed exposes an open source failing

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 17:40
Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to The Register's Chris Williams for his insights on how a lack of oversight of open source technologies contributed to to the creation -- and the two-year spread -- of the Heartbleed bug. Read More
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Heartbleed flaw affects mobile apps, too

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 17:15
Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned.
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US charges nine with distributing Zeus malware

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 15:09
The U.S. Department of Justice has brought charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that distributed the Zeus Trojan used to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts nationwide.
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RHBA-2014:0388-1: ovirt-scheduler-proxy bug fix and enhancement update

Red Hat Errata - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A new ovirt-scheduler-proxy package that fixes a bad plugin handling is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.
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Don't overlook URL fetching agents when fixing Heartbleed flaw on servers, researchers say

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:34
Website operators should assess their whole Web infrastructure when patching the critical Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL, otherwise they risk leaving important components open to remote attacks, despite fixing the problem on their publicly facing servers.
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ACCC apologises after exposing email addresses

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 05:40
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has apologised after the addresses of subscribers to some of the ACC's information alert services were published online.
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