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[News] Making GNU/Linux Highly Secure (Physically Too)

  • Subject: [News] Making GNU/Linux Highly Secure (Physically Too)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 03:37:14 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Designing a Secure Linux System

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| Bruce Schneierâs blog post about the Mariposa 
| Botnet has an interesting discussion in the 
| comments about how to make a secure system 
| [1]. Note that the threat is considered to be 
| remote attackers, that means viruses and 
| trojan horses â which includes infected files 
| run from USB devices (IE you arenât safe just 
| because you arenât on the Internet). The 
| threat we are considering is not people who 
| can replace hardware in the computer (people 
| who have physical access to it which includes 
| people who have access to where it is located 
| or who are employed to repair it). This is 
| the most common case, the risk involved in 
| stealing a typical PC is far greater than the 
| whatever benefit might be obtained from the 
| data on it â a typical computer user is at 
| risk of theft only for the resale value of a 
| second-hand computer.


2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

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| The 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous 
| Programming Errors is a list of the most 
| widespread and critical programming errors 
| that can lead to serious software 
| vulnerabilities. They are often easy to find, 
| and easy to exploit. They are dangerous 
| because they will frequently allow attackers 
| to completely take over the software, steal 
| data, or prevent the software from working at 
| all.



Microsoft Virtual PC Flaw Lets Hackers Bypass Windows Defenses

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| An exploit writer at Core Security
| Technologies has discovered a serious
| vulnerability that exposes users of
| Microsoftâs Virtual PC virtualization
| software to malicious hacker attacks.


One-third of Security Essentials users infected: Microsoft

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| Almost a third of the customers who have
| installed Microsoft's free Security
| Essentials software have been found to be
| suffering from major malware infections.

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