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New DDoS tools developed  16 May 2000 
Source: NW Fusion - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
More information on the "mstream" DDoS attack tool. "A new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) tool found recently in computers at several universities may be able to avoid defenses put up by Web sites after a rash of DDoS attacks in February . . .
 
Slashdot gets trashed  15 May 2000 
Source: Upside Today - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Although some readers credited the shutdown to an ironic reverse "slashdot effect" caused by the crush of a linking news article, Wired News reporter Declan McCullagh quoted sources at the website blaming a distributed denial of service attack for the . . .
 
Call it Slash-and-Burn.org  12 May 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Slashdot has fallen victim of a distributed denial of service attack. "Thursday just wasn't a good day for geek-culture destination Slashdot. First came the news that Microsoft ordered Slashdot to delete discussions of one of the company's security products. . . .
 
Mazu Networks Aims To Stop Hackers’ Net Attacks  12 May 2000 
Source: Computer Reseller News - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mazu Networks, a start-up that was a runner-up in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology entrepreneurship competition, aims to put an end to the hacker attacks that resulted in highly publicized outages earlier this year for Internet high-flyers Yahoo Inc. . . .
 
Stoic Distro for the Paranoid  11 May 2000 
Source: LinuxMall --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"Finally, a Linux distribution geared at easing the security-conscious minds of such self-professed paranoiacs as G. Gordon Liddy has hit the streets. Nexus developers are taking names, ranks and numbers. According to its makers, Nexus is a free, . . .
 
Creating Warning Login Banners  11 May 2000 
Source: CIAC   -- - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here is a good source for help in developing a Warning banner. "A requirement for successfully prosecuting those unauthorized users who improperly use a government computer is that the computer must have a warning banner displayed at all access . . .
 
Apache.org owned by white hats  08 May 2000 
Source: Register.com --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Friendly strangers briefly took over the Apache Software Foundation server by exploiting a series of common configuration errors, and then announced their presence by inserting an advertisement for Microsoft at the bottom of the home page. The open-source Apache is . . .
 
Network Security With Linux 2.4  06 May 2000 
Source: Linux Magazine - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The Linux 2.4 kernel is just around the corner and, in theory, is supposed to be coming to a computer near you around the time you read this article. . . .
 
There but for the Grace of Bill....  05 May 2000 
Source: LinuxPlanet [LinuxToday] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here's an analysis of the recent Microsoft worm, and an interesting commentary on it's effect on Linux users. "Guess what? No matter what you've heard about Microsoft Outlook, the situation is basically the same as it is in Linux. . . .
 
Big Brother Vulnerability  05 May 2000 
Source: Submitted by Sean MacGuire - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Notice - an exploitable buffer overflow has been reported in the Big Brother server (bbd). If you're running BB, please either update your version, apply the fix enclosed, and run BB as a non-root user! If you have . . .
 
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