Tag Archive | "flaws"


13 May 2008 | 3,760 views

oCERT – Responsing to Flaws in Open Source Software

So a new initiative – the Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team known as oCERT has been set up one of the main sponsors being Google (read more here – Contributing to Open Source Software Security). The oCERT project is a public effort providing security handling support to Open Source projects affected by security incidents […]

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18 July 2006 | 6,898 views

Vista more insecure than XP

Symantec has made a research and affirming to there research Windows Vista will be more insecure than Windows XP, because most of the new code is fresh, and the old code isn’t used anymore… Microsoft has removed a large body of tried and tested code and replaced it with freshly written code, complete with new […]

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04 May 2006 | 12,804 views

Homeland Security Uncovers Critical Flaw in X11

An open-source security audit program funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has flagged a critical vulnerability in the X Window System (X11) which is used in Unix and Linux systems. A missing parentheses in a bit of code is to blame. The error can grant a user root access, and was discovered using […]

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