New Linux 64-bit Kernel Exploit

linux virus infectionLinux 64-bit has a new local root exploit that will allow escalation into unauthorized user access.  Unfortunately, once the exploit has occurred on your system it will remain persistent even after being patched.

The new update will fix this issue, so update quick!

Update and more at: https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-40265

Google Apps Adds More Mobile Security Options

 

Google Apps Mobile Security Featuers

Has your company “Gone Google”?  Are you a google apps system administrator for your company?  If yes, good news on the mobile side.  Google just updated the security controls on mobile users getting 1 step closer to bridging the gap between it’s mobile policies and that which BlackBerry and Microsoft offer via their Mobile devices.  Here’s info from the Blog Post from Google:

Added mobile security policy features:

  • Requiring devices to use data encryption
  • Auto-wiping device after specified number of failed password attempts
  • Disabling the phone’s camera
  • Ensuring old passwords are not reused
  • Requiring passwords to be changed after specified time interval
  • Disabling data synchronization when device is roaming to reduce wireless overage charges

     

  • Freeware Spyware Scanner Spybot Search and Destroy

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    Although it’s a free product, don’t let that scare you.  Spybot does a great job of staying up to date with the latest threats out there, protecting your computer from various spyware / malware and even has some great tools which allow you to change system parameters such as which apps start with windows etc.. 

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