Monthly Archives: April 2012

Is Analyzing Open Source Projects by Contributors a Valid Metric?


By
Tim O'Brien

ReadWriteWeb’s Joe Brockmeier has an interesting piece analyzing OpenStack Essex, while this isn’t an exact overlap with the kind of analysis we’re working on for Insight and Nexus, it’s a view into the social and open source dynamics of a project. Brockmeier’s article is a summary of some analysis that OpenStack contributor Mark McLoughlin assembled […]

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Google Warns the Operators of Thousands of Hacked Web Sites


April 18, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

April 18, H Security – (International) Google warns the operators of thousands of hacked web sites. The head of Google’s Webspam team announced that Google sent out a message to the webmasters of 20,000 sites informing them their sites may have been hacked. In the e-mail message, the firm warned operators that the affected sites […]

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Oracle Patch Day Addresses 88 Vulnerabilities


By
The Vigilant Application Owner

April 18, H Security – (International) Oracle patch day addresses 88 vulnerabilities. Oracle released 88 security patches as part of its scheduled April Critical Patch Update. One of the patches affects a series of vulnerabilities in the Java JRockit VM with a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Base Score of 10.0 — this is the […]

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Oracle Issues Critical Security Bug Fixes for Databases, Glassfish, and more.


By
Tim O'Brien

If you are watching our security feed, you may have noticed this IDG News Service story reporting on a critical security patch from Oracle. Since many of our customers are directly affected by this vulnerability, we thought this announcement was important enough to feature. From the story: “The upcoming patch batch includes six fixes for […]

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Is your phone possessed? Or is it Android Malware?


By
Tim O'Brien

Hackers aren’t content enough to infect your laptop, they want your phone. There’s an article over on SecurityNewsDaily that talks about some new Android malware that can take over your phone. Here’s the fun quote: “The new Android malware disguises itself in fully functional copies of apps, including ―Angry Birds Space,∥ and hides its malicious […]

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Start Proxying .NET Packages NuGet Gallery with Nexus Professional


April 17, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

We announced that Nexus Professional added support for .NET and NuGet repositories, but I wanted to reiterate that message by supplying some very detailed instructions to walk you through the process. NuGet has quickly become the defacto way to install libraries in Visual Studio, and, in some ways, the IDE integration between Visual Studio and […]

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Web Site Vulnerabilities Fall, but Hackers Become More Skilled


April 16, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

April 16, IDG News Service – (International) Web site vulnerabilities fall, but hackers become more skilled. The number of coding mistakes on Web sites continues to fall, but companies are slow to fix issues that could be exploited by hackers working with improved attack tools, according to a security expert. The average number of serious […]

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Oracle Accidentally Release MySQL DoS Proof of Concept


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The Vigilant Application Owner

April 16, The H – (International) Oracle accidentally release MySQL DoS proof of concept. Oracle accidentally released a MySQL denial-of-service (DoS) proof of concept in the process of fixing the same problem. In March, the company released updates to MySQL, versions 5.5.22 and 5.1.62, which referred in their changes to “Security Fix: Bug #13510739 and […]

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