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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.. . .
Security Mailing Lists Come Under Fire  26 March 2003 
Source: eweek - Posted by Adam Chalemian   
A Danish security company, angry over what it perceives as censorship on several popular mailing lists, is launching "a revolution to remove SecurityFocus and CERT from power. . .
Bait N Switch Honeypot  23 March 2003 
Source: Albert Gonzalez - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Albert Gonzalez submits, "The Bait N Switch Honeypot system is a multifaceted attempt to take honeypots out of the shadows of the network security model. We attempt to make them a participant in your systems defense. To do this, we are . . .
Military Academies Get Hands-on Experience Defending Cyberspace  19 March 2003 
Source: TheRetriever - Posted by Eric Lubow   
The Cyber Defense Exercises were started over a conversation between military officers at a Dairy Queen in Waxahachie, Texas outside of Texas A&M in 1997. Initially they joked about how cool it would be to have a cyber war competition between . . .
IETF creates anti-spam research group  05 March 2003 
Source: IT World - Posted by Jen Olson   
Underscoring growing concern over spam, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has created a new Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) that aims to put unsolicited commercial e-mail in its crosshairs by setting standards for spam detection and potential legislation. . . .
Linux Push On Security Standard  04 March 2003 
Source: - Posted by Eric Lubow   
IBM, Oracle and Red Hat are backing efforts to ensure the Linux operating system achieves security assurances recognised by the Australian government. IBM and Oracle are working to get Linux certified under the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security . . .
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