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Linux hits 23 - the Time Machine that changed the world!

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Linux reached the entirely respectable age of 23 this week, more or less.

Paul Ducklin looks at what might have been...

As one security hole closes, another one opens! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

How many years was that security hole in Linux ? How many security patches for XP? How many lock screen holes in iOS? How much do Google specs cost?

Find out in this week's 60 Second Security video...

Linux "got root" kernel bug patched after five years at large

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Here's a kernel bug in Linux that turned out to have been sitting there, Heartbleed style, awaiting discovery and exploitation for several years.

Paul Ducklin digs in...

Notorious "Gameover" malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit...

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The Gameover botnet gang has been trying new techniques lately: most recently comes the introduction of a kernel-mode rootkit called Necurs, making the malware harder to find and remove.

Senior Researcher James Wyke of SophosLabs investigates...

FLAMING RETORT: Linux rootkit news "provides some comic relief"

About two weeks ago, a posting on the Full Disclosure Mailing List announced a new Linux rootkit.

Indeed, the posting didn't just announce the malware, but included a fully-working sample...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - there's even a patch for your Mac!

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - there's even a patch for your Mac!

Patch Tuesday has come around again.

The fixes cover Internet Explorer, Excel (on Windows and Mac), the kernel itself, and more.

Here's advice on the what, the why and the where...

Zero-day Windows exploit - Microsoft issues advisory

Zero-day Windows exploit - Microsoft issues advisory

Microsoft has just published an advisory about a remotely-exploitable zero-day vulnerability in the Windows graphics rendering engine.

CanSecWest 2010 day 2 summary

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The second day of CanSecWest was a beautiful day in Vancouver. The day was full of information-packed sessions and anticipation for the evening dinner party reception. "SEH overwrite and its exploitability - Shuichiro Suzuki" Shuichiro, who works for Forteenforty, demonstrated Read more…