Patches have been released for file-networking protocol software, Samba, revealing that the software, which is used extensively in Macs and Linux, has been subject to a critical vulnerability for five years.
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The controversial Anonymous-OS has been removed from SourceForge after the hosting platform questioned the transparency of the project and stated that users could be at risk by downloading it.
Anonymous has launched its own operating system, Anonymous-OS, which fits out wannabe hackers with a suite of tools that they could use to get started on a path of crime.
Mozilla has cautiously released Firefox 11 after security concerns initially resulted in the organisation planning to delay the release.
Sydney-based inventor Mark Pesce has developed a way to use public key cryptography over private Twitter messages in response to the social media site providing the US Department of Justice (DOJ) access to user accounts last year.
Open-source developers will have their licensing issues simplified, with Mozilla releasing an update to its public licence to remove complexities and increase compatibility with other open-source licences.
AusCERT senior security analyst Marco Ostini has called for drastic international action to fix security holes in the 2G cellular network that currently leave everyone vulnerable to attack, even though telcos are moving to 4G networks and beyond.
Facebook is aiming to tap into the local expertise of Australian developers with a consultant program, by picking out a panel of candidates to recommend to businesses who want to create apps for the social network.
Many have seen Adobe's choice to ditch Flash Player for mobile as a sign that it has conceded the fight to be included on Apple's mobile devices, but the company actually just thinks there is little future use in browser-based Flash for mobile.
Australian software development company Atlassian has acquired SourceTree, a distributed version control system (DVCS) client and Subversion source control tool, and made it free for a limited time.