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The OpenSSL project, an open-source cryptographic library, has released a fix for a serious vulnerability present in versions 1.0.2, 1.1.1 and 3.0.

Published in Security

The open-source OpenSSL project has released an updated version of its software, 1.1.1k, to fix two vulnerabilities, the severity of both of which has been described as "high".

Published in Security

The OpenSSL project is seeking to go ahead with a change of licence to the Apache Licence Version 2.0 but the way it is doing so appears to have riled up some contributors.

Published in Open Source

The OpenSSL project has released a patch for a bug in the software that it has classified as being of "high severity".

Published in Security
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A 2014 vulnerability in OpenSSL is yet to be patched in about 200,000 Web-facing devices, according to figures from the Shodan search engine.

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
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:24

The human factor puts data privacy at risk

Human error has been identified as the key vulnerability of cyber security and a major threat to data privacy, according to the security chief of one global security firm.

Published in Security

Heartbleed is potentially one of the biggest threats to the Internet we've seen - a software bug that may compromise secure communications over the Internet via a vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol. But what is it? And what should you be doing to protect yourself?

Published in Security

A potentially devastating flaw in in OpenSSL, which is used to protect and secure millions of websites, has been uncovered by security researchers.

Published in Security
Saturday, 05 November 2011 23:07

Major SSL bug in Ruby

We'd have expected that after the Debian OpenSSL bug, everyone would have scrambled to check other implementations.  Unfortunately not, a near-identical bug in Ruby has just been fixed.

Published in Security
Thursday, 11 November 2010 11:42

Mac OS X 10.6.5 arrives

Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, but there's no mention of AirPrint support. There's also a security update for Mac OS X 10.5.8.

Amid all the fuss about Windows security, Apple has released its first Mac OS X security update of the year.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 17:39

The best VPN for Windows is Linux

The problem with corporate networks is they not only stop the bad guys coming in but also your users who want to work remotely, whether at home, at a client site or on the road. Here is where a VPN product comes in, and the simplest to deploy on Windows is a Linux virtual appliance called OpenVPN.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Well, it's finally here. Mac OS X 10.5.7 delivers a swag of bug fixes, including many with security implications. There's a corresponding security update for 10.4 Tiger.

Published in Core Dump
Late last week Apple finally released a security update for Mac OS X that includes a patched version of the BIND DNS software. In all, there were a dozen patches released including the potentially serious BIND fix.

Published in Core Dump

The Debian GNU/Linux project has just endured what is probably its worst week on the security front in the 15 years of its existence following the disclosure on May 13 of a serious vulnerability in the distribution's OpenSSL package.

Published in Open Sauce




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