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Court Strikes Down Washington State's Anti-Spamming Law  15 March 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by Team   
In a ruling on Tuesday, a county Superior Court judge dealt a blow to Washington State consumers, as well as to the state's tough anti-spamming law, when he ruled that regulation of e-mail by the state was unconstitutional. . . .
Preventing Distributed Denial of Service Attacks  12 March 2000 
Source: O'Reilly Network - Posted by Team   
Terry Dawson, co-author of the Linux Network Administrator's Guide, takes a "Linux-focused look at denial of service attacks and what we can do as responsible Internet citizens to assist in preventing them." [Found on LinuxToday] . . .
Building a Robust Linux Security Solution  06 March 2000 
Source: Network Magazine -- Ramón Hontañón    - Posted by Team   
"Linux possesses a stable, robust, open-source kernel whose quality is subject to daily scrutiny by thousands of “power users? around the world. As with any other open-source system, once vulnerability is identified, it is typically published and verified within hours—with . . .
Biometrics -- the end of online fraud?  06 March 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Anne Chen    - Posted by Team   
Anne Chen of ZDNet writes..."In any given James Bond movie, 007 will be subject to an iris scan, a hand print scan or voice analysis by technology that secures and verifies his identity. All the cool gadgets, fictional or not,make . . .
Hacker plan: take down the Net  01 March 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Team   
"... MSNBC has learned that several of Coolio’s associates are cooperating with federal authorities and have named the teen-ager as the culprit in the original attacks. MSNBC has also learned that the FBI executed a search warrant at Coolio’s New . . .
Gene Kim article on DDoS attacks  29 February 2000 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Team   
Gene Kim talks about the recent DDoS attacks, some insight as to what the next attack is likely to be like, and what needs to be done to prevent it from occuring. . . .
Kerberos Made To Heel To Windows 2000  29 February 2000 
Source: Interactive Week [Found on linuxtoday] - Posted by Team   
"In a move that company detractors said is another sign of its infamous 'Embrace, Extend, Extinguish' strategy, Microsoft has used an open Internet security standard in its Windows 2000 operating system and made modifications without openly documenting its changes." . . .
NSA Defends Eavesdropping Policy  28 February 2000 
Source: WorldNews -   - Posted by Team   
"We want to assure you that the NSA's activities are conducted in accordance with the highest constitutional, legal and ethical standards, and in compliance with statutes and regulations designed to protect the privacy rights of U.S. persons". . . .
FBI Admits Hackers Crippled Its WebSite  26 February 2000 
Source: -   - Posted by Team   
"The FBI acknowledged today that electronic vandals shut down its own Internet site for hours last week in the same type of attack that disrupted some of the Web's major commercial sites. The bureau's Web site,, remained inaccessible for . . .
Security Experts, Universities Will Fight DoS Attacks  25 February 2000 
Source: PlanetIT - Posted by Team   
Efforts continued this week to help universities shore up security with stronger password protection and secure communications. Four vendors, led by the SANS Institute, a think tank that specializes in security, next week will announce they are teaming up to . . .
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