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27 August 2011, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 27 August

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The H Roundup Welcome to The H Roundup, your rapid review of the week with the most read news on The H, the security alerts and open source releases, and the essential feature articles – all in one quick-to-scan news item.

Top News

It was reported that Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion contains a bug that makes it fail to check passwords when authenticating using LDAP; an "Apache Killer" script that could be used to cripple an Apache Web Server was published to the Full Disclosure mailing list. Modders set up a cash bounty for an HP TouchPad Android port and a security specialist showed how UPnP-enabled routers are vulnerable to attack using the Umap tool. The first alpha of Fedora 16 "Verne" arrived for testing.

Featured Articles

This week, in the lead up to Ruby on Rails 3.1, J. Austin Hughey took a look at the new features that were added between versions 2.3 and 3.0 of Rails, The H published the first in a short series of articles introducing the upcoming TransferSummit in Oxford, Dr. Oliver Diedrich reflected back on twenty years of Linux, and Richard Hillesley discussed why Gentoo is not like any other Linux distribution.

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

For everything The H has published in the last week, check out the last seven days of news.


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