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Towards a Taxonomy of Information Assurance  29 August 2003 
Source: Abe Usher - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
I am presently working on creating a taxonomy of information assurance, based on the three aspects of: Security services Information states Security countermeasures These three aspects of Information Assurance (IA) were highlighted by John McCumber [1] as well as a team . . .
 
Statement Regarding GNU FTP Site HackStatement Regarding GNU FTP Site Hack  15 August 2003 
Source: Help Net Security. - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A root compromise and a Trojan horse were discovered on gnuftp.gnu.org, the FTP server of the GNU project. The machine appears to have been cracked in March 2003, but we only discovered the crack in the last week of July . . .
 
PaX, GentooHardened, Adamantix Projects  16 July 2003 
Source: PlusLinux - Posted by Eric Lubow   
The PaX, GentooHardened,and Adamantix projects are pleased to announce the formation of a cooperative development alliance forged to facilitate delivery of freely available software to linux using PaX in the framework.. . .
 
ftwall - KaZaa and Derivitives IPTables based blocker  15 July 2003 
Source: ChrisLowth - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Chris Lowth submits New firewalling project seeks testers for Kazaa-blocker. "P2pwall" is a sourceforge project for the development of tools and documentation for the effective firewalling of P2P application traffic using Linux IPtables. . .
 
Protector - GNU Licenced E-Mail Virus Blockade  27 June 2003 
Source: ChrisLowth - Posted by Adam Chalemian   
Chris Lowth submits In the world of almost daily outbreaks of Windows-focused viruses, it's nice to find the Linux can come to Redmond's aid. The "protector" project for Linux provides a software plug-in for sendmail that strips attachments . . .
 
Group Releases Anti-Disclosure Plan  05 June 2003 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Eric Lubow   
A group of 11 of the largest software companies and computer security firms released the first public draft of a proposed bug disclosure standard on Wednesday, and asked the security community for comments. The 37-page document sets out a detailed . . .
 
OASIS to Develop Common Security Language  02 June 2003 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Eric Lubow   
A new committee at the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is laying the groundwork for a new classification system to describe Web security vulnerabilities. The OASIS Web Application Security (WAS) Technical Committee will be responsible for . . .
 
Secure Wi-Fi standard in 12 months  05 May 2003 
Source: ZDNET - Posted by Jen Olson   
Wireless network hardware manufacturers are keen to embrace a new security standard, but 802.11i will take another year before it is signed off. Wi-Fi product makers are lining up to lend support to a new security standard, as they try to allay concerns about transmitting data over wireless networks.. . .
 
Port Scan Attack Detector  29 April 2003 
Source: Cipherdyne - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Michael Rash submits psad (the Port Scan Attack Detector) is a collection of four lightweight system daemons written in Perl and C that are designed to work with Linux firewalling code (iptables in the 2.4.x kernels, and ipchains in . . .
 
Too cool for secure code  26 March 2003 
Source: The Register - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The last several weeks, as always, have brought a constant flow of security advisories. Perhaps not a torrent, but certainly more than a mere trickle. Most notable among these is the Linux kernel ptrace vulnerability, which allows local users to acquire root privileges.. . .
 
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