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Saturday 357

Mozilla to the rescue

Filed under: Android, Computers, Open source, Security — Tags: , , — zundel @ am

English: This is a icon for Firefox Web Browser.
The Firefox web browser has had a great year. It keeps getting better and better.

The upcoming projects of Mozilla, the makers of the Firefox, promise to help promote an open and free internet.

You knew the old Moxzilla, now meet the new Mozilla

Mozilla’s 3 bold bets to keep the Web open

Tuesday 353

Windows critical vulnerability

Filed under: Security — Tags: , , , , , — zundel @ am

Highly critical zero day vulnerability in Windows discovered

Just when I had begun to think that Windows 7 didn’t suck.
My mistake in thinking gets corrected.
They still can’t write secure and reliable software.

If you value your time and security, stop using Microsoft software.

We thought the days of the Blue Screen of Death had passed. Hah.
Could we have a new and improved Windows that at least changes the color?

The bug is in Windows, not Safari.
It will crash the system.
And could allow serious security breaches.

Most of the internet runs on Linux.
The majority of business servers run Linux.
The computer in front of you can run Linux. Mine does.
Fast, secure, and easy to use.

Try these:
Kubuntu (lovely, capable, and easy desktop)
Debian (rock solid server and a nice desktop)
openSuSE (stable & up-to-date)

Thursday 341

Use a differnt pdf viewer, always

Filed under: Security — Tags: , — zundel @ am

Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader …
This vulnerability (CVE-2011-2462) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that the vulnerability is being actively exploited in limited, targeted attacks in the wild against Adobe Reader 9.x on Windows.

No fix until next week.

But why use targeted and repeatedly vulnerable Adobe software. Lots of alternatives exist.

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