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There but for the Grace of Bill....  05 May 2000 
Source: LinuxPlanet [LinuxToday] - Posted by 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 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 . . .
Sendmail protection for ILOVEYOU worm  04 May 2000 
Source: Jose Nazario / bugtraq - Posted by Team   
Included here is information that can be added to your sendmail configuration to protect your internal users from the ILOVEYOU worm from spreading, as well as more information from this bugtraq post. Be sure to note that variations . . .
Hackers release new DoS tool  04 May 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Team   
The denial of service attacks that took down Yahoo, eBay, and other major Web sites has apparently inspired computer vandals to construct more attack tools. There’s a new tool called “mstream,? which has been in circulation since at least early . . .
Linux Security: TCP-Wrappers?  04 May 2000 
Source:, Scott Nipp --   - Posted by Team   
Linux, like any operating system, is only as secure as you make it. Any computer that is connected to a network, and especially the Internet, is susceptible to being compromised. Security is an issue that affects everyone from home users . . .
Detecting and Decoding MStream Traffic  02 May 2000 
Source: Elliot Turner, MimeStar, Inc. - Posted by Team   
Elliot Turner speaks about the recent "MStream" DDoS attack, and attack signatures he's explored to detect the presence of the vulnerability. "Using the attack signature modules and SNP-L scripts included in this write-up, one can detect and decode "mstream" network . . .
The "mstream" distributed denial of service attack tool  01 May 2000 
Source: David Dittrich, George Weaver, Sven Dietrich, and Neil Long - Posted by Team   
Another Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack tool has been released. David Dittrich heads up an analysis of the tool, in much the same way as his previous six DDoS analyses. "mstream is more primitive than any of . . .
IDing remote hosts, without them knowing  01 May 2000 
Source: [LinuxToday] - Posted by Team   
Lance Spitzner tells us about IDing remote hosts, without them knowing using Passive Fingerprinting. "One of the challenges of network security is learning about the bad guys. To understand your threats and better protect against them, you have to . . .
Insecure.Org announces immediate, free availability of Nmap Security Scanner 2.50  01 May 2000 
Source: - Posted by 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 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 . . .
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