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Linux Powered Smart Rifles With Networked Tracking Scope Being Created For US Army (video)

It has been reported this week that the United States military has started investing funds into next-generation firearms in the form of “smart …

Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices

Multi-platform threat exploits old Java flaw, gains persistence.<p>Researchers have uncovered a piece of botnet malware that is capable of infecting …

Linux Containers (LXC), Docker, and Security

Note: you should check the following presentation instead.<p>http://www.slideshare.net/jpetazzo/docker-linux-containers-lxc-and-security<p>It contains in-depth, up-to-date material about the topic.<p>Original description follows.<p>It is often told that Linux Containers (LXC) are not secure. This was …

Syria 'failure' looms, mediator seeks U.S., Russian help

GENEVA (Reuters) - Warning that “failure” was staring him in the face, the Syria peace talks mediator said on Thursday that the United States and Russia had promised renewed support to keep their rival Syrian allies talking.<p>U.N. diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi met senior diplomats from Washington and …

Malicious Java app infects Mac, Linux systems with DDoS bot

Criminals are once again using Java’s cross-platform design to add Linux and Mac users to their usual Windows target list, Kaspersky Labs researchers have discovered.<p>The malicious Java application recently unearthed by the firm, HEUR:Backdoor.Java.Agent.a, is only the latest example of the …