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Why All Linux (Security) Bugs Aren't Shallow

February 20, 2015 |

With Heartbleed and Shellshock, the open source community realized that Linus' law can be challenged.

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How Secure Is Android if Google Won't Patch?

January 13, 2015 |

A security researcher alleges that Google won't patch its older Android software for a new vulnerability. Luckily, users have options to boost security for older versions of the OS.

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The Trouble with Tor

December 16, 2014 |

Confidence that Tor can reliably provide users with anonymity on the Internet has been shattered, thanks to recent revelations. Tor alternatives do exist, however.

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Google Brings Open Source Security Gifts

November 24, 2014 |

Google isn't just about search anymore. In recent weeks it has announced multiple security projects including Santa for Mac.

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Is Shellshock a Feature, not a Bug?

November 05, 2014 |

The Shellshock flaw highlights a major security issue. Software created before mass adoption of the Internet is highly susceptible to today's security risks.

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VeraCrypt a Worthy TrueCrypt Alternative

October 13, 2014 |

VeraCrypt, a popular open source encryption alternative to TrueCrypt, is at a crossroads as its primary contributor lacks the time to maintain it on his own.

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An Open Source Solution to Shellshock

October 01, 2014 |

An open source tool can mitigate risks associated with Bash shell attack.

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No Silver Bullet for Use-After-Free Flaws [VIDEO]

September 22, 2014 |

Bromium's chief security architect discusses modern security flaws and warns about dangerous malvertising threat.

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TrueCrypt Getting a New Life

September 18, 2014 |

TrueCrypt will stay alive, thanks to devotees who are forking the encryption program's code. 'Cleaned up' code will get a new name, CipherShed, and a different open source license.

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Are TrueCrypt Users Screwed?

July 16, 2014 |

When developers of the TrueCrypt disk encryption program warned the open source project was insecure, it left users hanging. Fortunately, there are TrueCrypt alternatives.

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Are Anti-Malware's Days Numbered?

May 30, 2014 |

Anti-malware software can't spot all malicious code. Is  isolating end-user tasks through virtualization a better approach to security?

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Heartbleed Especially Risky for SMBs

April 14, 2014 |

Enterprises with IT security staffs should find it easy to implement the patch for the Heartbleed vulnerability. But small companies may struggle to protect their websites and customers, experts say.

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Review: GreenSQL Database Security

January 30, 2014 |

Business databases are the holy grail for hackers. Matt Sarrel reviews some products from GreenSQL that help protect databases.

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Securing Apps Starts with Code: Sonatype

January 28, 2014 |

Sonatype's updated component lifecycle management solution takes aim at the risk of vulnerable open-source software components.

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Linux Foundation Aims to Secure Internet of Things

December 10, 2013 |

The key to securing the Internet of Things could be in making sure that everything isn't actually connected to the Internet.

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Is Docker the Future of Virtualization Security?

December 04, 2013 |

Video: Ben Golub, CEO of Docker, explains how Linux container technology presents a very different model for virtual security.

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Oracle Patches 89 Security Flaws in July

July 17, 2013 |

Oracle's July Critical Patch Update includes 89 patches, which seems like a lot. Is it?

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Inside the Bluebox Android Master Key Vulnerability

July 10, 2013 |

Are you at risk for an Android vulnerability that involves the verification process for the popular OS? Find out!

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Can You Completely Secure Linux?

June 13, 2013 |

Top Linux security engineers address whether complete security can ever be achieved with the open source operating system.

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What's Next for Mozilla Firefox Security?

May 29, 2013 |

What's new and what's coming that will secure the open source browser

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