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It's been a while since I blogged about purely technical things, security and such, so here we go.

Owners of laptops with an Intel Centrino chipset, beware : Intel Centrino Vulnerabilities (Internet Storm Center) found. Also read Intel plugs Centrino vulns (The Register) and Centrino wireless flaw could be exploited by hackers to spread malware (Sophos). My suggestion? Patch now.

But there is more wireless news : 2 hackers will be showing how to hack a MacBook in front of a room full of hackers at the Black Hat conference. They plan to do this by exploiting vulnerabilities in the low level code of the wireless device drivers. Read the full article : Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds or Less (Security Fix). Exploits such as these are not limited to the MacBook, the same vulnerabilities exists in drivers from other companies! To be continued for sure...

If you're using GnuPG (an implementation of the OpenPGP standard) you should update your install to version 1.4.5 as some vulnerabilities have been plugged. Download : GnuPG version 1.4.5 stable.

While reading various RSS feeds, I came across a short entry by Bruce Schneier : ScatterChat. ScatterChat is a secure Instant Messaging Client using the Tor network. Go take a look for yourself : ScatterChat.

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