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Red Hat open to backdoor password  25 April 2000 
Source: MSNBC    - Posted by 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 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 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 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 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: - Posted by 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 . . .
Arrest Made In February Web Attacks  19 April 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Team   
Canadian police on Wednesday are expected to announce details of an arrest made in connection with February's blocking of access to some of the Internet's most popular sites, and U.S. television said the suspect is a 15-year-old known online as . . .
Internet Security Primer  17 April 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Team   
Here's a pretty good guide on the basics of Internet security. Free reg required, but worth it. "It simply is not possible, therefore, to render a network system completely secure, and any reader who wishes to understand and . . .
Is Open Source really more secure than closed?  17 April 2000 
Source: SecurityFocus --    - Posted by Team   
One of the great rallying cries from the Open Source community is the assertion that Open Source Software (OSS) is, by its very nature, less likely to contain security vulnerabilities, including back doors, than closed source software. The reality is . . .
Microsoft -- Designed for Insecurity  15 April 2000 
Source: - Posted by Team   
"Microsoft programmers had inserted a security-compromising back door in their FrontPage web server software. Thousands of websites worldwide may be affected." ... "Anybody who trusts their security to closed-source software is begging to have a back door slipped on to . . .
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