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Feds Want Hacker's Genetic Code  13 May 2006 
Source: Wired News - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Hacker Adrian Lamo is in trouble again, this time for failing to give the federal government his DNA. On Tuesday, federal probation officer Michael Sipe filed a notice of violation in a Northern California court accusing Lamo of refusing to submit a blood sample, in violation of Sipe's instructions and a 2-year-old federal law. "He reported to the probation office as instructed; however, he refused to provide a blood sample for DNA testing, in violation of the general condition of supervision requiring compliance with federal law," the filing reads.

 
Troubleshooting crashed system, stranded 35,000  07 April 2006 
Source: SFGate - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
BART officials promised Thursday to thoroughly investigate why technicians risked working on computers that control trains while the transit system was running, work that crashed BART's main computer, stalled 50 to 60 trains, and stranded 35,000 passengers for more than an hour at the peak of the Wednesday evening commute. "The bottom line is we shouldn't have worked on it (during service hours)," BART spokesman Linton Johnson said. "We shouldn't have been working on it while trains were running."

 
(IN)SECURE Issue 6 has been released  30 March 2006 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The latest edition of this free PDF digital security magazine is packed with content that caters all levels of knowledge. Get your copy today!

 
Multiple Live CDs In One DVD  24 March 2006 
Source: Linux.com - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Live CDs do a great job of advertising Linux distributions. In addition to general-purpose live CD distributions, there are lots of task-oriented live CDs. Wouldn't it be great if you could carry multiple live CDs on one DVD disc? Nautopia.net has put up a script that you can use to make a custom DVD to boot multiple live CDs.

 
New Gmail Vulnerability leads to Remote Javascript Execution  01 March 2006 
A recently discovered vulnerability in Google Gmail allows automatic javascript execution when using the preview function. While Google filters javascript sent among Gmail accounts, e-mail from outside accounts such as Yahoo! are not filtered.

 
Linuxsecurity.com Site Upgrade  16 November 2005 
Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Greetings from all of us at Linuxsecurity.com. We've upgraded the site today to a newer version of Joomla (formerly Mambo), and replaced the old forums with a new more robust commenting system. Soon we'll be rolling out new RSS version 2.0 feeds, and we have some other new features planned for the coming weeks.

 
Guardian Digital launches new edition of award-winning EnGarde Secure Linux platform  10 October 2005 
Source: Guardian Digital, Inc. - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Guardian Digital, Inc., the world's premier provider of open source security solutions, today announced the latest innovation of its product portfolio with the launch of EnGarde Secure Linux: Community Edition, a freely-available version of its award-winning enterprise product. EnGarde is the first product to bring complete Web-based management capability, Security-Enhanced Linux functionality, and the ability to control a complete Internet presence in one platform.

 
Check Point to Acquire Makers of Snort  06 October 2005 
Posted by LogError   
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Sourcefire, Inc., developers of Snort, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Check Point to acquire privately held Sourcefire for a total consideration of approximately $225 million.
 
Common Malware Enumeration Initiative  06 October 2005 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Common Malware Enumeration Initiative was just announced. Headed by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and supported by an editorial board of anti-virus vendors and related organizations it should provide a neutral, shared identification method for malware outbreaks.

 
Details from the Anti-Phishing Act of 2005  05 October 2005 
Posted by LogError   
California is the first US state to pass anti phishing laws. Finally someone went a step further into, at least, trying to create a more secure cyberspace. Here are some of the most important snippets from the act.
 
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