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18Sep/101

FreeBSD Tools: portaudit – FreeBSD’s Third Party Security Audit

Portaudit is a software vulnerability auditing tool for FreeBSD systems. FreeBSD's Portaudit provides a system to check if installed ports are listed in a database of published security vulnerabilities.

The ports-mgmt/portaudit port polls a database for known security issues. This database is updated and maintained by the FreeBSD Security Team and ports developers.

To begin using Portaudit, install it from the Ports Collection:

cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portaudit
make install clean
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15Apr/101

issues.apache.org got hacked

THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION, which coordinates development of the world's most popular web server software, has been the victim of a sophisticated online attack, according to an incident report published by the group.

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28Mar/101

“Smart” meters have security holes

SAN FRANCISCO — Computer-security researchers say new "smart" meters that are designed to help deliver electricity more efficiently also have flaws that could let hackers tamper with the power grid in previously impossible ways.

At the very least, the vulnerabilities open the door for attackers to jack up strangers' power bills. These flaws also could get hackers a key step closer to exploiting one of the most dangerous capabilities of the new technology, which is the ability to remotely turn someone else's power on and off.

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