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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 . . .
Government Response to Cyberattacks Slowed by Spoofing  13 April 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Team   
"The government's ability to differentiate between cyberattacks waged by hostile foreign nations and those perpetrated by teenage hackers has been severely restricted by the emergence of identity-concealing technologies and a raft of legal and constitutional issues, the director of the . . .
Intel Open Sources Security Architecture  11 April 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Team   
Intel said it plans to announce Tuesday at the RSA Conference in Europe that it is open sourcing its Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA) reference software. Intel Architecture Labs developed CDSA, which provides an open, cross-platform, interoperable software framework . . .
Network access made simple, secure  03 April 2000 
Source: - Posted by Team   
As part of its multifaceted network security strategy, the Army is studying the ethical and legal implications of replacing personal passwords with devices that can read fingerprints, recognize voices and faces, and capture a host of other personal biometric information. . . .
K-014: HP-UX Aserver Vulnerability  27 March 2000 
Source: CIAC --    - Posted by Team   
This isn't a Linux advisory, but it may be useful for many administrators. " A vulnerability has been identified in Aserver. HP9000 Series 7/800 running HP-UX releases 10.X and 11.X. An exploit to gain Root access has been . . .
Experts debate merits of open source for Security  25 March 2000 
Source: PC Week --    - Posted by Team   
Last month's DoS attacks are a distant memory to the average Web user, but not to the Internet security community. The denial-of-service attacks exposed the vulnerabilities of both open- and closed-source security software, and now experts are debating the merits . . .
Privacy, Security, required Knowhow.  25 March 2000 
Source: --    - Posted by Team   
"The idea that privacy and security might be symptoms and not the problem emerged from a recent Webmaster focus group discussion with the Office of Personnel Management on defining Webmaster classifications. We worked through the usual issues of . . .
Hacker-controlled tanks, planes and warships?  21 March 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Team   
Army officials are worried that sophisticated hackers and other cybercriminals, including military adversaries, may soon have the ability to hack their way into and take control of major military weapon systems such as tanks and ships. Speaking this month at . . .
Physical Security - Locking doors won't cut it.  20 March 2000 
Source: By:Illena Armstrong    - Posted by Team   
"The dominion frequently influenced by hackers and their unsavory, computer counterparts is the Internet. With all its related internal and external company networks, email systems, web sites and other online businesses, thieves and vandals have a cornucopia of interesting targets . . .
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