Russian Parliamentary Election Marred by DDoS Campaign

Yesterday was election day in Russia, and the occasion brought with it a coordinated campaign reportedly designed to silence some specific groups. A report from details a massive wave of DDoS attacks against blogging platforms, election watchdog Websites, and various independent sources of media and content aggregation in the days leading up to the elections. In harmony with these relatively new methods of silencing dissent, a number of opposition voices were arrested in classic fashion as well.

Adobe Says ‘We Didn’t Hide Vulnerabilities’ In Latest Patch

Adobe took pains to defuse a dispute between the company and famed Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, posting more information about the holes fixed with a patch for its Flash Player software. Adobe had claimed that 13 separate vulnerabilities were patched with the bulletin APSB11-21, while Ormandy said that patch addressed hundreds of holes. 

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