Today a very dangerous bug privilege escalation bug in the Linux kernel has been fixed. The bug allows an underprivileged process to run with the root privilege from any application with a GUI.

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Android-Snake-Tap

The popular Android game Snake Tap has been identified as a trojan by security researchers.

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Do you know what Flash cookies and Zombie cookies are? I’ll tell you a little about these privacy threats and how to manage them.

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AVG has claimed that the Mumba Botnet is out in the wild and has nearly 55,000 PCs setup under its network. The Mumba Botnet has stolen up to 60 GB of data until now. This data includes credit card numbers, bank passwords and other sensitive data.

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Security researchers have developed a root kit for Android, which can harvest and transmit sensitive information including e-mail and text messages.

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A security researcher has managed to uncover serious vulnerabilities in ATM Installations that can be exploited to withdraw cash at will.

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The DoT (Dept. of Telecommunications) in India has laid down strict new telecom security rules which may put the onus on operators to ensure that their networks are secure from every sense.

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Windows Shell Shortcut Vulnerability Is Being Actively Exploited

The Windows shell shortcut vulnerability is now being actively exploited by malwares, even as researchers continue to discover new vectors for distribution.

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Apple app store needs strict quality checks. However, a tethering app has passed as a $.99 torchlight app and has been able to access the internet for free.

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Adobe has announced that it will release its next Reader software as a sandboxed application. Sandboxing prevents an application from accessing the data.

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Microsoft is investigating into this Indian call center scam and concluded that the call center in question is located in Kolkata with the kingpin in Rajasthan.

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OpenID and OAuth, used to authenticate third party applications for using web services are under a risk of a severe security threat based on timing attack.

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FamilyShield is not a replacement for knowing what your kids are doing on the PC, but it’s a free and easy way to protect them, and protect yourself as well.

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Windows-Phone-7

Windows Phone 7 will introduce a new service dubbed Find My Phone which will enable users to remotely track, lock and wipe their phone, in case of a theft.

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REMnux comes pre-loaded with an array of security related tools to check network activity, check memory activity and to debug and understand browser security.

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