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LinuxSecurity Quick Reference Card Now Part of LDP  12 September 2000 
Source: LDP - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Our popular Quick Reference Card is now part of the LDP. This Quick Reference Guide is formatted as a two-page, 8.5x11" card and is intended to provide a starting point for improving the security of your system. Contained within include references to security resources around the net, tips on securing your Linux box, and general security information.. . .
 
Guardent Docs on the Format String Bug  11 September 2000 
Source: Guardent.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Good explanation of the recent new "format string" vulnerabilities that afflicted glibc... The cause and implications of format string vulnerabilities are discussed. Practical examples are given to illustrate the principles presented.
 
null_session's TCP/IP for kids  05 September 2000 
Source: attrition.org - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A nice intro to TCP/IP. "This file was written to take the kids who are still stuck in the "1 n33d s0m3 w4r3z d00d!" mode and bring them up to about the same level as your average system admin. That is . . .
 
ICMP Usage in Scanning version 2.0  03 September 2000 
Source: Net-Security.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Internet Control Message Protocol is one of the debate full protocols in the TCP/IP protocol suite regarding its security hazards. There is no consent between the experts in charge for securing Internet networks (Firewall Administrators, Network Administrators, System Administrators, Security . . .
 
Secure your box - Part 2  10 August 2000 
Source: LanSystems.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is a quick-start guide on setting up and configuring the OpenWall kernel patch and TCP Wrappers. "TCP wrappers run from inetd, the way they work is as follows. When somebody connects to a port on your system, inetd will look . . .
 
Hack Proofing Your Network: Internet Tradecraft  04 August 2000 
Source: Syngress.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The first chapter is now available online for 'Hack Proofing Your Network: Internet Tradecraft.' "Systems and software packages are being connected to the internet at an astounding rate. Many of these systems and packages were not designed . . .
 
Ethereal User's Guide: V1.0 for Ethereal 0.8.10  30 July 2000 
Source: NS Computer Software and Services - Posted by Chris Parker   
Every network manager at some time or other needs a tool that can capture packets off the network and analyze them. In the past, such tools were either very expensive, propietary, or both. However, with the advent of Ethereal, all that . . .
 
LinuxSecurity.com Releases the LinuxSecurity Quick Reference Card  28 July 2000 
Source: Dave Wreski - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Update: New formats available. This Quick Reference Card is intended to provide a starting point for improving the security of your system. Contained within include references to security resources around the net, tips on securing your Linux box, and general security information. It is intended to be printed on 8x11" US paper in Landscape.. . .
 
New Strategies for Managing the Risks of Exploitation  05 July 2000 
Source: KPMG - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
This white paper focuses on how organisations can use a comprehensive cyber defence program to turn e-crime preparedness into a new competitive advantage. It describes the business risks now evolving rapidly in the electronic marketplace. It discusses how some . . .
 
The Paper that Launched Computer Security  13 June 2000 
Source: Rand Report R-609, Security Controls for Computer Systems - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is reportedly the document that started computer security. It discusses intrusions, physical security, threats, policy considerations, and recommendations. Quite good.
 
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