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5 Security Threats Every SysAdmin Should Know

You may have the best website, the most successful business, and the latest, greatest technology, but all of that might be in jeopardy if you do not adequately secure your server.  Anything connected to the Internet must have some level of security, but servers that host websites must be especially careful.  The following are five threats every system administrator should ... Read More »

WordPress 3.1.3 Contains Security Fixes and Clickjacking Protection

The WordPress development team has released version 3.1.3 of the popular blog publishing platform which fixes several security issues and introduces clickjacking protection. A moderately critical vulnerability that allows attackers to execute rogue PHP code on servers with certain configurations has been patched. The flaw, disclosed earlier this month, allows users with “Author” permission to upload and execute php files ... Read More »

Dangerous Denial of Service Bug Patched in BIND

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released security updates for the BIND DNS server software in order to address a serious denial of service vulnerability. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2011-1910, could be exploited by attackers to crash a large number of BIND 9 DNS resolvers by sending specially crafted domain queries. “The nature of this vulnerability would allow remote exploit. ... Read More »

Chrome Update Patches Critical Vulnerabilities

Google has released a new security update for Chrome in order to address several vulnerabilities, two of which are rated as critical. The new Google Chrome 11.0.696.7 contains fixes for a total of four security flaws, one rated as low, one high and two as critical. The low severity vulnerability (CVE-2011-1801) was discovered by security researcher Chamal De Silva and ... Read More »