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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,, 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, . . .
Unix Security Holes  13 July 2000 
Source: Linux Magazine - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The hottest trend these days in network intrusion is to exploit buffer overruns, a technique where-by you feed a program more data than it has allocated, overwriting the memory in the hope of making the program do something it would normally . . .
Securing Sendmail on Four Types of Systems  12 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Depending on where you are and what you're doing there, security can mean very different things. This second article in our series on sendmail and security, based on the tutorial given by Eric Allman and Greg Shapiro at the recent USENIX . . .
Installing djbdns (DNScache) for Name Service Part 2  11 July 2000 
Source: Security Focus - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Traditionally, BIND has been the nameserver of choice when doing name service on a Unix system. Like many of its close relatives, such as sendmail, it was designed at a time when the internet wasn't even known as the internet, and . . .
Securing Sendmail  06 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This two-part series on securing sendmail, based on the tutorial given by Eric Allman and Greg Shapiro at the recent USENIX technical conference in San Diego, begins by detailing the measures you can take to secure any sendmail installation. It continues . . .
Securing Apache for AllCommerce  29 June 2000 
Source: OpenSales - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Tips on securing apache for use with virtual hosts. "There is no best way to do this except to be paranoid about every detail, pay attention to security alerts and trust no one. Fortunately, Apache has some recommendations. Here is how . . .
Securing Your Web Pages with Apache  29 June 2000 
Source: ApacheToday - Posted by Chris Pallack   
This article discusses the various security mechanisms for apache. "... But what's all this noise about 'discretionary' and 'mandatory,' you ask? Put simply, discretionary control (DAC) mechanisms check the validity of the credentials given them at the discretion of the . . .
WireX Announces the Release of Immunix OS 6.2 and StackGuard 2.0  22 June 2000 
Source: WireX - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
"Immunix" is a family of tools designed to enhance system integrity by hardening system components and platforms against security attacks. The Immunix OS is a Linux platform hardened with the Immunix tool set. Immunix works by hardening existing software . . .
BIND 8.2.x Overflow Vulnerability  16 June 2000 
Source: CIAC - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Here is an information bulletin that was issues by CIAC last Tuesday. It covers a BIND buffer overflow that exists in 8.2, 8.2.1 and 8.2.2. Here CIAC explains how the exploit works, "The exploit requires two systems to be . . .
The Soothingly Seamless Setup of Apache, SSL, MySQL, and PHP  09 June 2000 
Source: DevShed - Posted by Team   
This article discusses the use of mod_ssl, OpenSSL, RSARef, MySQL and PHP to develop a secure web server. "Our objective is to install a web server that will allow us to host sites, that would be secure for e-commerce . . .
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