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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 . . .
 
'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 . . .
 
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