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  1. [News] Linux First to Embrace Flask for Security; FUD Returns

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    Security is no secret

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The Linux community was one of the first groups to embrace Flask. With the
    | help of open-source developers, NSA created a Linux security module based on
    | Flask, called Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux). It is now one of the core
    | features in the widely used Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
    `----

    http://www.gcn.com/print/27_17/46673-1.html

    Mac Enterprise Security: Flawed in Fact, or Flawed Facts?

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    | The six issues that Computerworld described as enterprise security flaws in
    | Mac OS X amount to little more than shibboleths, according to John
    | Martellaro. Some draw from the experience of the wrong type of user, some
    | quote consultants instead of presenting quantitative truth, and some simply
    | speculate, he writes.
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    http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/it...ent/63835.html

    Fortify too has begun aggravating for some attention (publicity to earn
    clients).


    Recent:

    With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on
    | the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that
    | remained undefeated as conference organizers ended a three-way computer
    | hacking challenge Friday at the CanSecWest conference.
    `----

    http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2008/...rss-linux-news


    Most Retailer Breaches Are Not Disclosed, Gartner Says

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    | While nearly half of U.S. retailers have been hit with some kind of
    | information security attack, only a small percentage of them have actually
    | reported breaches to their customers, research company Gartner reports.
    `----

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...tner_says.html


    Students crack Microsoft CardSpace

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Students at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, say they have found a way
    | to steal security tokens in Microsoft's new CardSpace authentication
    | framework. Attackers can apparently get access to protected, encrypted user
    | data – such as passwords, credit card numbers, and delivery addresses – when
    | they are transmitted.
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    http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...731/from/rss09


    Vista Called as Vulnerable as Predecessors

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    | It looks as if Vista's reputation for improved security could be heading for
    | the pages of history. PC Tools has renewed last week's attack on the platform
    | with new figures that appear to back up its claim that Vista is almost as
    | vulnerable as its predecessors.
    `----

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...decessors.html


    Vista security credentials tarnished in malware survey

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    | "[Vista]has been hailed by Microsoft as the most secure version of Windows to
    | date. However, recent research conducted with statistics from over 1.4
    | million computers within the ThreatFire community has shown that Windows
    | Vista is more susceptible to malware than the eight year old Windows 2000
    | operating system, and only 37 per cent more secure than Windows XP," said
    | Simon Clausen, chief exec at PC Tools.
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05...alware_survey/


    Vista as Insecure as Windows 2000

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...dows_2000.html
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  2. Re: [News] Linux First to Embrace Flask for Security; FUD Returns

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >
    > Security is no secret
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The Linux community was one of the first groups to embrace Flask. With
    > | the help of open-source developers, NSA created a Linux security module
    > | based on Flask, called Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux). It is now one
    > | of the core features in the widely used Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.gcn.com/print/27_17/46673-1.html
    >
    > Mac Enterprise Security: Flawed in Fact, or Flawed Facts?
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The six issues that Computerworld described as enterprise security flaws
    > | in Mac OS X amount to little more than shibboleths, according to John
    > | Martellaro. Some draw from the experience of the wrong type of user,
    > | some quote consultants instead of presenting quantitative truth, and
    > | some simply speculate, he writes.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/it...ent/63835.html
    >
    > Fortify too has begun aggravating for some attention (publicity to earn
    > clients).
    >
    >
    > Recent:
    >
    > With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was
    > | hacked on the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a
    > | Sony Vaio, that remained undefeated as conference organizers ended a
    > | three-way computer hacking challenge Friday at the CanSecWest
    > | conference.
    > `----
    >
    >

    http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2008/...rss-linux-news
    >
    >
    > Most Retailer Breaches Are Not Disclosed, Gartner Says
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | While nearly half of U.S. retailers have been hit with some kind of
    > | information security attack, only a small percentage of them have
    > | actually reported breaches to their customers, research company Gartner
    > | reports.
    > `----
    >
    >

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...tner_says.html
    >
    >
    > Students crack Microsoft CardSpace
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Students at the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, say they have found
    > | a way to steal security tokens in Microsoft's new CardSpace
    > | authentication framework. Attackers can apparently get access to
    > | protected, encrypted user data ? such as passwords, credit card numbers,
    > | and delivery addresses ? when they are transmitted.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...731/from/rss09
    >
    >
    > Vista Called as Vulnerable as Predecessors
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | It looks as if Vista's reputation for improved security could be heading
    > | for the pages of history. PC Tools has renewed last week's attack on the
    > | platform with new figures that appear to back up its claim that Vista is
    > | almost as vulnerable as its predecessors.
    > `----
    >
    >

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...decessors.html
    >
    >
    > Vista security credentials tarnished in malware survey
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | "[Vista]has been hailed by Microsoft as the most secure version of
    > | Windows to date. However, recent research conducted with statistics from
    > | over 1.4 million computers within the ThreatFire community has shown
    > | that Windows Vista is more susceptible to malware than the eight year
    > | old Windows 2000 operating system, and only 37 per cent more secure than
    > | Windows XP," said Simon Clausen, chief exec at PC Tools.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05...alware_survey/
    >
    >
    > Vista as Insecure as Windows 2000
    >
    >

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...dows_2000.html
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    Excellent reading, Roy. Keep up the good work.

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    Jerry McBride (jmcbride@mail-on.us)

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