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[News] Free Software Thrives in Security But Education Still Needed

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Thrives in Security But Education Still Needed
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 06:48:47 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Security: FOSS/CSS Updates - Are They Worth Anything?

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| It appears from my experience that the 
| majority of non-technical end-users who 
| end up with infected systems fall into the 
| first category. The second category is a 
| smaller group that have just been lucky to 
| not yet have an infected PC. These two 
| categories of users are almost all 
| Microsoft operating system users. The 
| latter two categories are the small group 
| of users that are more technical and/or 
| security conscious. The more security 
| conscious but non-technical are usually 
| those who have had to deal with a prior PC 
| infection. The latter two categories 
| rarely or never see an infection. The Open 
| Source community of Linux users is 
| generally more technical at this point and 
| thus more likely to take updates 
| seriously.


Metasploit 3.4 Takes Aim at Java Apps

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| The Metasploit open source vulnerability 
| testing framework is out this week with a 
| new release boosting its exploit count and 
| adding new Java, brute force and exploit 
| automation technologies.


Over 4,500 logins uploaded to open source content site

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| Chris Boyd, malware researcher at Sunbelt 
| Software, claimed that as Scribd allows 
| users to share written content online, 
| converting PowerPoint, PDFs and Word 
| documents into web documents that can be 
| viewed through sites such as Facebook and 
| other social networking services, it was 
| inevitable that a scammer would decide to 
| use such a service for foul means.

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