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02 June 2012, 11:59

The H Roundup for the week ending 2 June

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The H Roundup logo 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

A team of hackers showed how they briefly cracked Google's reCAPTCHA system, a backdoor was discovered in a popular FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) chip used by the military, and Moonlight, the open source Mono-based Silverlight clone for Linux, was abandoned. Security specialists discovered a security vulnerability in VMware vSphere 5 that could be exploited to access all data on a virtualised server, and researchers discovered and detailed a new malicious super-spy worm called "Flame".

Featured Articles

This week, Thorsten Leemhuis detailed the changes and new features in the latest Fedora Linux release, while Richard Hillesley discussed the fight to enforce compliance of the GPL. The H Security also answered frequently asked questions about the Flame super-spy program, which has been billed by some as a "deadly cyber weapon".

Open Source Releases

Security Alerts

For everything The H has published in the last week, check out the last seven days of news. To keep up with The H, subscribe to the RSS feed, or follow honlinenews on Twitter. You can follow The H's own tweeting on Twitter as honline.


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