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Phishing Howto by Honeynet ProjectPhishing Howto by Honeynet Project
The German Honeynet Project got 0wned. The blackhat installed a rootkit and a large number of pages designed to immitate banks.
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Rhapsody IRC 0.25b releasedRhapsody IRC 0.25b released
Rhapsody is yet another text-based IRC client for Unix. Multi-server support is added in the new version, making it a real alternative to irssi and bitchx.
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Only 1% of councils and organizations say their use of Open Source Software will decreseOnly 1% of councils and organizations say their use of Open Source Software will decrese
A survey done by the Society of IT Management together with the Financial Times shows that only 1% of organizations plan to decrease their use of Open Source Software. 60% expect to increase the use of OSS, 35% think the use of OSS will stay the same and 3% have no idea what kind of software they will be running in the future.
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Fluxbox 0.9.13 releasedFluxbox 0.9.13 released
Massive speed, memory and stability improvements are the highlights in the new development version of the most popular minimalistic Window manager for Linux/X11.
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Linux 2.6.11.9 availableLinux 2.6.11.9 available
A specially created ELF binary can be used by a local attacker to obtain root access on all Linux kernels from 2.2 through 2.6.11.8 and 2.6.12-rc4.
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Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 ReleasedMozilla Firefox 1.0.4 Released
Firefox 1.0.4 fixes two very critical security vulnerabilities. Windows and Linux users are strongly encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.
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Gaim version 1.3.0 released with two important security updatesGaim version 1.3.0 released with two important security updates
Gaim is a very good graphical client for almost all known instant messaging protocols (MSN, ICQ, Jabber and so on) available for Linux and Windows. Version 1.3.0 fixes the ability to crash Gaim by sending a very long URL and a potential remote denial of service bug when using the MSN protocol.
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Firefox users should disable software extension installation.Firefox users should disable software extension installation.
The Mozilla Foundation has become aware of two potentially critical vulnerabilities in the popular Firefox web browser if software extension installation is allowed.
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Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide v.3.4 releasedAdvanced Bash-Scripting Guide v.3.4 released
Mendel Coopers guide to the art of bash shell scripting has been updated. If you use Linux and have not read it yet then we highly recommend that you set aside a day or two to expand your potential.
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KDE Switches from CVS to SubversionKDE Switches from CVS to Subversion
The KDE Desktop project has now switched from keeping the source code repository in CVS to Subversion. This is the biggest software project and the first desktop project that has chosen Subversion so far.
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CommunityCode in Australian are trying to get Open Source work to count as a mutual obligation requirement for unemployment welfare.CommunityCode in Australian are trying to get Open Source work to count as a mutual obligation requirement for unemployment welfare.
People looking for work in Australia are required to do work for a community organization to get welfare. Working on Open Source software may soon count as a valid obligation.
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