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Hackers Hit Biotech Site  18 February 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Team   
ZDNet writes, "A suspected computer hacker boosted the stock of Aastrom Biosciences Inc. on Thursday by posting a fake press release on the company's Web site announcing a merger with California biopharmaceutical company Geron Corp." . . .
Bastille Linux 1.0.3 Release Available  17 February 2000 
Source: Bastille Linux Project - Posted by Team   
Bastille Linux, a suite of scripts designed to help secure a RH box is now available. Release 1.0.3 is now online, accessible via the site. The Freshmeat post should hit soon as well. This version includes: . . .
Universities Likely to remain Net Security Risks  15 February 2000 
Source: - John Borlan    - Posted by Team   
John Borland writes ... "In the battle to strengthen Web security, the open-door policies that helped universities create the Net may now prove to be its weakest link. At least two California institutions--Stanford University and the University of California at . . .
Solaris and Linux Vulnerable to Attack  11 February 2000 
Source: By: Sherman Fridman, - Posted by: Benjamin D. Thomas - Posted by Team   
Sherman Fridman writes ... "Responding to the recent flurry of incapacitating attacks on various major Web sites such as Yahoo and eBay, Network Associates, Inc., has launched a new business-to-business service called which allows enterprises to click on to . . .
EBay, Say Flood of Data Stalls Web Sites in Mounting Attacks  09 February 2000 
Source: Bloomberg News - Posted by Team, Amazon and EBay are the latest sites to be hit with a distributed denial of service attack. These attacks are coordinated typically between many people and web sites, all sending "junk traffic" to a site at the same . . .
Analysis: Hacker Attack on Yahoo! Points Out Biggest E-Commerce Weakness  08 February 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by Team   
Distributed Denial Of Service attacks are the AK-47 of attackers today. These attack tools "send a crippling barrage of data to the target Web site. The Web server receiving the data requests is duped into responding to them, as . . .
Yahoo Attacked!  08 February 2000 
Source: - Posted by Team   
I think most of us probably noticed being down today. I didn't believe it until I did three seperate traceroutes from three different hosts with Internet backbone connections. Johnathan Dube writes ... "Yahoo! came under attack today and . . .
Can You Trust Trusted Parties?  03 February 2000 
Source: SunWorld - Posted by Team   
One of the most difficult decisions in any given enviroment is the distribution of trust. Who can you trust and with how much access? If you have a Systems Administrator on-site then they probably have super user access . . .
Future denial of service attacks  03 February 2000 
Source: - Posted by Team   
Denial of service attacks are a part of life on the Internet. They are generally speaking the easiest attacks to commit since they require minimal skill, only a minimum of knowledge about your intended victim's network, and can be done . . .
Improve Security At the Kernel Level  31 January 2000 
Source: - Posted by Team   
Many Linux administrators often think about securing their systems from the top down (or perhaps the outside in). Significant focus is placed on Firewalls, packet filtering, limiting or denying dangerous services and controlling available programs and local permissions. . . .
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