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The OpenSSH project has implemented changes in its implementation of secure shell to guard against speculative execution and memory side-channel attacks — Spectre, Meltdown, Rowhammer and RAMBleed — developer Damien Miller says.

Published in Security
Friday, 14 June 2019 07:46

Mail servers running Exim come under attack

Mail servers running the Exim mail transport agent are being exploited, with the attackers using a vulnerability disclosed a few days ago to run arbitrary commands as root, a security practitioner has warned.

Published in Security
Monday, 07 August 2017 08:37

Man jailed for role in spreading Linux malware

A man who helped spread malware that exploited the OpenSSH software to steal login credentials has been jailed for 46 months and will be deported after serving his term.

Published in Security

WikiLeaks has released CIA documents detailing implants that can be used to steal traffic from SSH sessions on both Windows and Linux systems, in the latest dump from its Vault 7 stash.

Published in Security
Friday, 28 October 2016 12:27

DDoS: Firms try to capitalise on others' misery

The worst thing about a distributed denial of service attack is not the attack itself. Rather, it is the slew of bottom-feeders who appear on the horizon after the deed and try to profit from the misery of others.

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft has made a contribution of between US$25,000 and US$50,000 to the OpenBSD Foundation which supports OpenBSD and related projects such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, LibreSSL, and mandoc.

Published in Open Source
Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:00

Developer defends claims of backdoors in OpenBSD

The former OpenBSD developer who has caused a stir by claiming that the FBI had, through certain other OpenBSD developers, planted backdoors in its cryptographic code, says he raised the matter only to encourage a source code audit of the OpenBSD project.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 18:54

NoMachine Ports OpenSSH to Windows

A final step towards removing Cygwin dependencies, new Win32 port of OpenSSH includes both client and server, implementing a majority of the functionalities found in the original code

Thursday, 09 July 2009 08:01

OpenSSH developer plays down exploit rumours

Melbourne-based OpenSSH developer Damien Miller has played down rumours of a zero-day exploit in the popular application, saying he had no evidence from the alleged owner of a hacked server to justify the claims floating around the net.
Published in Open Sauce

If you're running GNU/Linux and communicating remotely with other computers, there's a very good chance you have reason to thank Damien Miller.

Published in Open Sauce
A week or so ago, end users of the Linux-based Red Hat Fedora OS were warned to avoid downloading packages due to an "issue in the infrastructure systems" which waved big red flags suggesting a security breach to many industry observers. Now Fedora has admitted Red Hat OpenSSH packages were compromised by two separate server intrusions... 

Published in Open Source

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