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 Sunday, January 20 2019 @ 12:58 CET

The Fizzer worm is on the loose

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SecurityAccording to antivirus vendors across the planet, there is a new worm crawling across the world's mailboxes and the KaZaA P2P network. It's called Fizzer and attempts to set up a backdoor on your Windows machine. The backdoor is then used to send messages to some IRC channel.

Everybody, with feeling: "DDoS!"

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Security - is that a car?

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SecurityMicrosoft is in hard weather because of weaknesses in its Passport product. The US government have now filed a lawsuit against them, demanding $2.2 trillion...
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WMP: Download skins and be 0wnzed

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SecurityA new flaw in Windows Media Player have been found. This time it could be dangerous to download and install custom skins for the media player installed on 90% of the world's computers.

Details and patch on eWeek and Microsoft.

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Klez still on world tour

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Klez topped the chart for the most common virus infection for the 15th consecutive month, security firm Sophos said yesterday.

And while Klez refuses to go away, a new entry called Datemake made the chart for the first time this month.

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Fairly-Secure Anti-SPAM Gateway

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SecuritylawMonkey brings you this article "Fairly-Secure Anti-SPAM Gateway Using OpenBSD, Postfix, Amavisd- new, SpamAssassin, Razor and DCC"
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Essential home wireless practices

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SecurityDo you have a wireless LAN at home? In that case, this piece from arstechnica might be of interest to you.

It covers what you actually have to do (and how) in order to secure your home WLAN against intruders, casual sniffers and that guy down the hall you're not quite sure about.

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Samba 2.2.8a - security release

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SecurityDaily Daemon News writes:
The Samba team has released Samba 2.2.8a because of a serious vulnerability in Samba 2.2.8. This vulnerability may lead to root access for anonymous users.
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Ten Security Checks for PHP

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SecurityDo you write (or use) PHP applications? If you do, you should read this article from Ten Security Checks for PHP, Part 1.
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CerbNG - better security for FreeBSD

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SecurityDaily Daemon News reports that the CerbNG project has released its first generally available version, 1.0-RC1.
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Security Release - Samba 2.2.8

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You can read the following on the Samba web site:
A flaw has been detected in the Samba main smbd code which could allow an external attacker to remotely and anonymously gain Super User (root) privileges on a server running a Samba server. This flaw exists in previous versions of Samba from 2.0.x to 2.2.7a inclusive. This is a serious problem and all sites should either upgrade to Samba 2.2.8 immediately or prohibit access to TCP ports 139 and 445. The Release Notes are available on-line.
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