Monday, August 17, 2009

Researchers prove kernel is secure

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August 17, 2009
In this issue
redarrow Researchers prove kernel is secure
redarrow Security firms discover botnet on Twitter
redarrow WSJ: China not requiring Green Dam software
redarrow Office, Windows get critical patches
redarrow Targeted Twitter user blames Russia

An Australian research organization says it has absolute mathematical proof of the security of an operating system core.

An account on the microblogging service can be used to host and control a botnet of infected computers, Symantec and Arbor Networks say.

Industry minister now says China won't force installation of the Internet filtering software on PCs shipped to the country, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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The software maker releases nine patches in this month's Patch Tuesday, many of them related to ActiveX controls.
Georgian blogger blames KGB in attack that downed Twitter and affected his accounts on Facebook, Blogger, and LiveJournal.

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