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Vulnerability in Apache Tomcat kept hidden for months Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 01:19
A vulnerability on Apache Tomcat had been discovered by Fujitsu as early as October 2008 but it is only now that Apache Foundation is coming out with a security advisory.

Issues with the open source organization JSP and Servlet Container, also known by Apache users as Tomcat had been listed in the Mitre National Vulnerability Database as CVE-2008-4308 and titled Tomcat Information Software Vulnerability.

Pro-active anti-virus software seen to make new trend in security Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Monday, 09 March 2009 02:17

Security firm AVG is setting a trend in threat detection as it introduces a new anti-virus software that uses behaviour-based approach in identifying new viruses.

This new application called the AVG Identity Protection has been designed to be pro-active as it watches out for suspicious behaviours of unidentified programs and analyses its characteristics prior to entry. Once malware is suspected to be carried by the program, the software then locks the system secure by shutting down activity.

Mozilla issues patch for Firefox vulnerability Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Thursday, 05 March 2009 23:36

The web-browsing software Firefox from Mozilla is now free from holes as its makers issued security advisory 2009-10 Tuesday to patch several memory safety hazards.

Glenn Randers-Pehrson of Mozilla reported last week several flaws he found in the libpng file which can cause arbitrary code execution and crash the browser altogether. Pehrson reported that the memory safety hazards in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) libraries in Mozilla to render images could be used by a malicious website and execute arbitrary codes.

Safari RSS safe from threat Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Thursday, 05 March 2009 00:48
Users of Safari heaved a sigh of relief when Apple released a much-awaited patch last week for the browser’s RSS vulnerability that was discovered mid-January of this year.

 Security update 2009-001 is now available on Apple’s site designed for the following platforms: MacOS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5.6 and Mac OS X Server v10.5.6.

Facebook dogged by hackers, Zuckerberg undaunted Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Wednesday, 04 March 2009 00:26
Maintaining the Facebook philosophy of open, unperturbed networking, founder Mark Zuckerberg kept cool over reports that the enormously popular Facebook is targeted by multiple virus assaults.

“Our philosophy is that having an open system anyone can participate in is generally better,” Zuckerberg was quoted on Radio One in February about his reply to security firms warning Facebook users of unmitigated threats.

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