Month: March 2007

  • OS Security, Old Debate, New Info

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] Check out this article/report by OmniNerd, which tested various operating systems for security. They performed a base line vulnerability scan during installation, after installation and after patches had been applied. Each installation was done to mimick as close to a ‘default install’ by clicking ‘next’ when possible. […]

  • OSVDB Chosen for Google Summer of Code 2007

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] For the second year now, OSVDB has been selected to participate in the Google Summer of Code program. It’s pretty neat to be in this program along with other relatively unheard of projects like Debian, FreeBSD, GNU, KDE, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, PHP, PostgreSQL, Python, Samba, Apache, EFF, Fedora […]

  • Month of MySpace Bugs (MOMSB)

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] Yes, the trend continues and gets more .. odd. The Washington Post decided to cover this story giving it more attention than it probably deserves. From the home page of the effort: The purpose of the exercise is not so much to expose Myspace as a hive […]

  • Month of PHP Bugs

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] Hell hath no fury like a PHP developer scorned… http://blog.php-security.org/archives/46-Month-of-PHP-bugs.html During the last months there have been the Month of the Browser bugs and the Month of the Kernel bugs projects that tried to raise awareness for security vulnerabilities in browsers and kernels. After thinking a bit […]