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Insecure.Org announces immediate, free availability of Nmap Security Scanner 2.50  01 May 2000 
Source: Insecure.org - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Nmap is a utility for network exploration or security auditing. It supports ping scanning (determine which hosts are up), many port scanning techniques (determine what services the hosts are offering), and TCP/IP fingerprinting (remote host operating system identification). More than . . .
 
Linux back door slammed  27 April 2000 
Source: PCFormat Daily [LinuxToday] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
MSNBC seems to have a comment on the "back door" recently found in a Red Hat package. "It makes a change to see a story about a gaping security hole in a Linux package for a change, rather than . . .
 
AboveNet vows to nab Web attackers  26 April 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Internet service provider AboveNet Communications Inc. and law enforcement officials are on the hunt for the cyberattackers who halted traffic on Tuesday to almost 1,000 businesses that contract Internet services and Web-page hosting through the company. At 9:45 a.m. Pacific . . .
 
Linux Security Flaw Detailed  25 April 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Back-door in Red Hat Linux? "Internet Security Systems is warning Linux users of a back-door security flaw that carries ISS's highest danger rating." The story explains, "a back-door vulnerability exists for any user running a full version of Red Hat . . .
 
Red Hat open to backdoor password  25 April 2000 
Source: MSNBC    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A team of Internet security researchers say they’ve found a serious security hole in the most popular distribution of the Linux operating system. According to Internet Security Systems Inc., there’s a backdoor account in Red Hat’s Linux that would let . . .
 
Make your software behave: CGI programming made secure  22 April 2000 
Source: IBM DeveloperWorks [LinuxToday] - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
In a short span of years (since 1992, in fact), the Web has exploded from nonexistence to the gazillions of Web sites found today. As the Web has grown, so too have the capabilities of Web technologies. This article focuses . . .
 
Malicious program attacks Real servers  21 April 2000 
Source: zdnet - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A group of South American computer security researchers earlier today released a program, called realdie.exe, that can knock virtually any RealNetworks video server offline. . . .
 
DoS attacks: What really happened  20 April 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
More details are emerging about last February's massive denial-of-service attack, and they continue to paint a dramatic picture of how helpless the Net's biggest Web sites really were. . . .
 
Teen Hacker Arrest Masks True Net Peril  20 April 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This past weekend, a Canadian teen who calls himself "Mafiaboy" was arrested in the Montreal area and charged with at least one of the February denial-of-service (DoS) hacker attacks that blocked access to such popular Web sites as Yahoo!, Amazon . . .
 
Update: Canadian police arrest suspect in major Web attacks  19 April 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Canadian police today said an arrest has been made in connection with a number of debilitating attacks on some of the Internet's most popular Web sites earlier this year. A 15-year-old boy known online as "Mafiaboy" has been accused of . . .
 
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