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Security Software Market to Top $7 Billion in 2002  07 March 2000 
Source: Netscape/Standard - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The market for Internet security software is expected to reach $4.2 billion worldwide in 1999, and to grow to $7.4 billion in 2002, according to IDC, which based the study on a survey of 300 companies with more than $100 . . .
 
Intel tackles notebook security  06 March 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Intel Corp. plans to announce this week a new security architecture designed to make stolen notebooks 'as useful as bricks.' The new preboot security method, which is based on IPAA ( Intel Protected Access Architecture), will integrate additional software and . . .
 
SalesGate, Intuit Pilfered  05 March 2000 
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"The hacker who broke into online shopping mall SalesGate.com's site last week and reportedly stole thousands of customer credit card numbers is the latest in a string of intruders that have plagued the Internet this year. News wires also reported . . .
 
Learning the basics of buffer overflows  04 March 2000 
Source: IBM Developerworks - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"Buffer overflows accounted for over 50 percent of all major security bugs leading to CERT/CC advisories last year. ... So why are buffer overflow vulnerabilities still being produced? Because the recipe for disaster is surprisingly simple. Take one part bad . . .
 
Tripwire releases source code  01 March 2000 
Source: Newsalert - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Great news. The once open source software turned commercial program Tripwire will be open source again in Q3. The potential implications for the existing open source projects may have to be re-evaluated. "Tripwire, Inc., the leading provider . . .
 
PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.9.0 released  29 February 2000 
Source: PIKT Website [Found on linuxtoday] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"PIKT, an innovative new paradigm for administering heterogeneous networked workstations, is a multi-functional tool for monitoring systems, reporting and fixing problems, and managing system configurations. PIKT is quickly gathering potential as a serious security management system. PIKT comprises an embedded . . .
 
New hacker software could spread by email  23 February 2000 
Source: News.com By John Borland - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A group of anonymous programmers has released a new version of the software that shut down Yahoo and Amazon.com earlier this month--one that makes it far easier to launch attacks, computer experts say. . . .
 
Pentagon Security Cracked During Testing  23 February 2000 
Source: CNN.com - Daniel Verton   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Daniel Verton writes..." Information warfare tests conducted in September 1999 on the Pentagon's $1.6 billion Defense Message System found serious deficiencies in the system's security protections. During operational tests of DMS software Version 2.1, conducted last year by the Defense . . .
 
Consumers grow increasing vocal about broadband security  22 February 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Security experts and Internet users are becoming increasing vocal their concerns that Internet providers may not be doing enough to protect user's privacy. Linux users can implement many free solutions to protect themselves. . . .
 
California voters may get anti-spam ballot  22 February 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This ZDNet article writes, "California consumer groups are trying to ban most unsolicited commercial e-mails - also known as spam - using the Web and the ballot box as their weapons. But the effort faces hurdles, both financial and constitutional. . . .
 
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