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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 . . .
 
'America's Most Wanted' site said DoS'ed after cyber-crime broadcast  17 May 2000 
Source: the register - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
America's Most Wanted host John Walsh urged his viewers on Saturday night to help "take down" those responsible for the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which briefly crippled numerous high-profile Web sites back in February. . . .
 
Security Scanners for Linux  16 May 2000 
Source: Linux.com --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This paper discusses the differnt types of security scanners available for Linux. "A scanner is a program that automatically detects security weaknesses in a remote or localhost.". Scanners are important to Internet security because they reveal weaknesses in the . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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