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Warning: Wireless Traffic Jams Loom  24 May 2000 
Source: PCWorld --    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The spectrum used by the LANs' signals is expected to become crowded so quickly that companies could find themselves replacing all of their wireless equipment in just two to three years, as wireless technology is forced to move to less . . .
 
Always-on Internet Security  24 May 2000 
Source: Computer Currents --    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The two best things about those fast Internet connections you get from cable, DSL, and ISDN are that you don't have to dial a number to connect to the Internet, and they are also easy to share over a network. . . .
 
Intrusion Detection on Linux  23 May 2000 
Source: SecurityFocus --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This article focuses on several host-based intrusion detection systems that are available on Linux. In particular, I will cover some of the basics of installing setting up these packages, how they are useful, and in what circumstances they can be . . .
 
Slashdot struck by denial-of-service attacks  22 May 2000 
Source: News.com [Yahoo!] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Slashdot.org, the "news for nerds" Web site popular among Linux fans, fell victim to a series of hacker attacks for three days last week. The site was taken down intermittently by a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks Thursday, . . .
 
Best Practices in Network Security  20 May 2000 
Source: Network Magazine - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
In this article, Frederick M. Avolio discusses developing a security policy, developing a security architecture, network security ground rules, and much more. This is a really good article. "Developing a sound security strategy involves keeping one eye on the . . .
 
Kerberos Loophole May Close Around Microsoft's Neck  20 May 2000 
Source: Industry Standard [Yahoo!] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The implications of Microsoft's propreitary "extensions" to Kerberos could be pretty far-reaching. "As a legal wrangle develops over whether the Linux/open-source news Web site Slashdot.org can post messages containing what Microsoft calls a "trade secret," key members of the . . .
 
Updated CERT Advisory on Kerberos Vulnerabilities  20 May 2000 
Source: CERT - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The Computer Emergency Response Team has updated their advisory on the recent Kerberos buffer overflow vulnerabilities. Most vendors have updated their packages already to fix this vulnerability. "The most severe vulnerability allows remote intruders to gain root privileges . . .
 
Kerberos In The Legal Limelight  19 May 2000 
Source: Interactive Week - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This article discusses the recent turmoil over the Slashdot postings regarding Kerberos, and the modifications that Microsoft has made to the Kerberos security protocol. "On Thursday, lawyers for Andover.Net, the parent company of the Linux enthusiast site Slashdot, posted . . .
 
Ex-CIA Chief: Beware Spy-Viruses  19 May 2000 
Source: SecurityFocus --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Former CIA director R. James Woolsey, speaking on a panel here Wednesday, warned that international spies and terrorists would soon wield a more purposeful and dangerous breed of computer virus than ever seen before. Unlike Melissa, CIH or the recent . . .
 
Information on Slashdot DDoS  17 May 2000 
Source: Slashdot.org - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
During Thursday and Saturday of last week, the slashdot.org site experienced a Distributed Denial of Service attack. The follow article recounts what happened. "What follows is more-or-less Pat "BSD-Pat" Lynch's account of the DDoS... Pat is our super 31337 . . .
 
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