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Archive for August, 2012

Surprised by security vulnerabilities in my Debian desktop

I’ve been running Debian “Squeeze” (aka “stable”) on my desktop for years. With a single exception (Oracle’s VirtualBox) this computer only uses software packages from the Debian repositories, which in theory makes it simpler to keep the software up-to-date. I’ve trusted that periodic updates kept this software current and was surprised to find that the […]