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CERT® Advisory CA-2000-17 Input Validation Problem in rpc.statd  19 August 2000 
Source: Cert.org - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The CERT/CC has begun receiving reports of an input validation vulnerability in the rpc.statd program being exploited. This program is included, and often installed by default, in several popular Linux distributions. Please see Appendix A of this document for specific information . . .
 
E-Security Firm Sets Sights on Hackers  01 August 2000 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Chris Parker   
The Internet may feel like a place where you roam anonymously and privately, but with every foray onto the Internet, your PC actively exchanges information with other computers. So just how private and secure are these communications?
 
250 Linux servers infected by denial-of-service program  01 August 2000 
Source: Korea Herald [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some 250 Linux servers were found to have been infected with a hacking program used in denial of service (DOS) attacks, raising serious security concerns with the popular open source code servers. The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) said yesterday . . .
 
Apache Guide: Apache Authentication, Part II  31 July 2000 
Source: Apache Today - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
There are basically three reasons to use a database, rather than a text file, to store data. The first reason is speed. Accessing data stored in a database is much faster than accessing data stored in a text file. A database is designed for rapid location of information. A text file, you have to read through each record until you find what you are looking for.. . .
 
Silence the best security policy  27 July 2000 
Source: eXcite News - Posted by Chris Parker   
Well-meaning hackers are creating an army of "script kiddies" by making security holes public, says a speaker at the Black Hat Security Conference.
 
Setting up OpenBSD 2.7 as a cable NAT system  25 July 2000 
Source: BSD Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The first thing I did upon getting cable modem access in my apartment was to get an old Pentium 133 computer, put in two NICs, and fire up the OpenBSD 2.7 boot floppy. I did this for several reasons: first, because . . .
 
Apache Guide: Apache Authentication, Part 1  24 July 2000 
Source: ApacheToday - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In this article, I'm going to cover the standard way of protecting parts of your Web site that most of you are going to use. In the next part I'll talk about using databases, rather than text files, to contain your . . .
 
Tech View: How 'buffer overflow' attacks work  20 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A "buffer overflow" attack deliberately enters more data than a program was written to handle. The extra data, "overflowing" the region of memory set aside to accept it, overwrites another region of memory that was meant to hold some of the . . .
 
Maximizing Apache Server Security  19 July 2000 
Source: TechWeb / PlanetIT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An extensive article on Apache security. ... However, does "free" come at a price when it comes to security? It doesn't have to. The diligent network manager will quickly recognize the advantages of choosing a platform that is field-tested on . . .
 
Smart card accepted at portal  13 July 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Pulsar Data Systems Inc. on Tuesday unveiled its secure e-commerce portal, PulsarData.com, which uses smart cards to enable agencies to purchase information technology products. Pulsar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Internet data security company Litronic Inc., announced the smart card feature, . . .
 
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