2.6.21.4 fixes three vulnerabilities

Linux kernel 2.6.21.4, fixes three vulnerabilities. A null pointer dereference in netfilter can cause the kernel to crash when processing certain connections. This bug can be triggered remotely. In addition, as a result of a bug in the
cpuset_tasks_read function, users logged onto the system can read part of the kernel memory. This may allow an attacker to access protected information. Finally the kernel also harbors a bug which affects the way seeds for generating random numbers are generated where the system has no entropy source. This may result in applications which rely on random number generators being less secure. -SeeJay

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2.6.21.4 fixes three vulnerabilities

Linux kernel 2.6.21.4, fixes three vulnerabilities. A null pointer dereference in netfilter can cause the kernel to crash when processing certain connections. This bug can be triggered remotely. In addition, as a result of a bug in the
cpuset_tasks_read function, users logged onto the system can read part of the kernel memory. This may allow an attacker to access protected information. Finally the kernel also harbors a bug which affects the way seeds for generating random numbers are generated where the system has no entropy source. This may result in applications which rely on random number generators being less secure. -SeeJay

Deepest Sympathies

All here at the CyberCapital.Org Editor panel take our hats off to Prof. V.K. Samaranayake, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, University of Colombo, and Chairman Information and Communication Technology Agency SL, Who passed away last night in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a good man and was indeed the father of the SL IT Industry.-SeeJay

iPhone to be available from June 29

Apple Computer has officially announced that the iPhone will be available in the US from 29th of June 2007. This combination of cell phone, media player, and wireless Web surfing device will cost around $500 to $600, depending on the amount of memory included. The iPhone which doesn’t have a keyboard, features a 3.5-inch touch screen display, 2-megapixel camera, headset and audio jacks, and an iPod dock.And data transmission would be supported by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and EDGE.
The first iPhone model would be quad-band GSM, meaning it would work in almost every major country in the world.But it’s been announced to be available in Europe by the end of 2007 and in Asia-Pacific by 2008.-SeeJay

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Mozilla gave a $100,000 grant to the PCF!

People who know that Mozilla is a non-profit, public benefit organization sometimes wonder what Mozilla does with the revenue that the organization generates.
Seth Bindernagel explains that recently Mozilla gave a $100,000 grant to the Participatory Culture Foundation, a non-profit that has developed a free and open-source video application that happens to use a lot of Mozilla technologies.
As Seth explains, Mozilla supported PCF with this grant on 3 terms:
1. Their mission to ensure the continued rise of open source & open standards aligns with the Mozilla mission to encourage choice & innovation on the web.
2. They’re building something that can have influence on the way users browse web content, rich media, and desktop UI — and it’s based on Mozilla technology.
3. PCF is another example of that leverage we are looking for…they don’t have any venture backing, they’re running on a very lean budget, and they continue to seek creative resources to make a big difference in the way their users access content on the Web.
Please try Democracy Player- it’s quite an amazing piece of software.

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Keyboard Shortcut to create a New Folder

Many of us loves keyboard shortcuts. I can’t imagine how to handle my stuff without them. Very basic shortcuts, like Ctrl+C And Ctrl+V makes it lot more easier to copy and paste files in your computer. But what would you do when you want to create a New Folder? Take your hand off the keyboard and walk all the way to the mouse? Luckily I found this cool trick.

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The User Interface Features of Firefox 3

Remember the cool features which Firefox 2 gave us? Like Spell Checking and Session Restore? Firefox 3 is going to have some more “Rocking” features. Here’s some of the coolest features.
Places: Bookmarking Tagging and History
New infrastructure for storing bookmarks, history, and other information about Web pages

Tag Pages

Saved Searches in Smart Folders

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