From Paul Miller at Engadget:"At last the moment you've been waiting for. Microsoft wants to hit your version of Windows with an update, and this time you don't have to go rummaging around the internet to find it: just fire up Windows Update and let Microsoft do all the work.
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PDP, the leader of the Gnucitizen White Hat Hacker outfit announced the opening of the House of Hackers social community yesterday. The House of Hackers is intended to enable its members to exchange ideas with each other, communicate, form groups, elite circles and tiger/red teams, conglomerate around projects, and participate in a hacker recruitment market.
Google on Tuesday detailed plans for oCERT, a volunteer workforce that will remediate security issues in open source applications.The move makes a ton of sense.
The CORE Security Team released an advisory to the Full-Disclosure mailing list today that documented a stack overflow in NASA's Common Data Format libs.Looking at this bug, the tech details aren't overwhelming, I think I'm mostly excited about it due to the high profile of hacking NASA libs.
SAP has forged an agreement with Research in Motion to run its customer relationship management software on the BlackBerry platform. Just don't expect SAP to roll out to other platforms anytime soon.
In the security research world, getting Rickrolled has become a global epidemic. If you've been to any of the recent conferences, you're sure to have been Rickrolled at least once...
PHP Group delivered release 5.2.6 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities.
Dan Godin posted a great article that was picked up by The Register a couple days ago about continued challenges for McAfee's newly purchased HackerSafe division. I find the article interesting as HackerSafe uses a scanning tool that probes for web application security flaws...
Apple and AT&T providing free Wi-Fi access to iPhone users and oops... to everyone else as well!
You have to love security through obscurity...A friend of mine on a private mailing list passed me a link to a story on macrumors.
Not to defend Microsoft, as kernel exploits that provide privileged access are terrible flaws, but we had an interesting discussion in the talkbacks where several people acted as if Microsoft was the only place that could've made such mistakes. Well, the proof is in the pudding that this is a common flaw across operating systems that is difficult to catch due to the complexities of kernel code.