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Open-Source Trojans: A Growing Problem?  25 November 2002 
Source: InfoSecurity Magazine - Posted by Jen Olson   
Experts say the insertion of Trojans into two popular tools reinforces the need to run readily available programs, such as MD5 hashes, to ensure that code hasn't been altered. Experts recommend using MD5 hashes to expose Trojans. This and similar programs, such as MD4, SHA and SHA-1, continually compare codes generated by "healthy" software to hashes of programs in the field.. . .
 
BIND / crypt_blowfish Openwall Linux Info  17 November 2002 
Source: Openwall Project / Solar Designer - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Yesterday I've put out the BIND 4.9.10-OW2 patch, which includes the patch provided by ISC and thus has the two recently announced vulnerabilities affecting BIND 4 fixed. Another recent update is crypt_blowfish 0.4.5.. . .
 
Industry Briefs: Grounds for Identity  08 November 2002 
Source: LinuxJournal - Posted by Adam Chalemian   
A year ago, identity was mostly the concern of privacy and crypto guys. The only company taking much public interest was Microsoft, which was busy scaring everybody with its Passport identity management system and the Hailstorm initiative that went along with . . .
 
SBC Creates Anti-Hacker Lab  05 November 2002 
Source: internetnews - Posted by Eric Lubow   
With online security alerts and virus attacks at an all-time high, SBC Communications (Quote, Company Info) on Monday launched an anti-hacker research center aimed at protecting consumers and Internet networks from security violations. . .
 
Privman: Making Privilege Separation Easy  17 October 2002 
Source: NAI - Posted by Jen Olson   
Douglas Kilpatrick sent in a note about a new open source project going on at Network Associates. "Privman is a library that makes it easy for programs to use privilege separation, a technique that prevents the leak or misuse of privilege from applications that must run with some elevated permissions. Applications that use the Privman library split into two halves, the half that performs valid privileged operations, and the half that contains the application's logic. The Privman library simplifies the otherwise complex task of separating the application, protecting the system from compromise if an error in the application logic is found.. . .
 
Phrack: Call for Papers  15 October 2002 
Source: Phrack.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The sixtieth edition of PHRACK MAGAZINE is going to be released on December 25th as an X-MESS present to the community. To make this milestone edition of PHRACK MAGAZINE a quality release, the PHRACK MAGAZINE editorial staff are soliciting papers from . . .
 
University to study combating cyberterror  09 October 2002 
Source: NewsObserver.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Defense Department is giving Carnegie Mellon University $35.5 million to develop tools and tactics for fighting cyberterrorism. The inventions to be researched and engineered at the top computer science school would serve equally well in battling hackers and Internet crooks. . . .
 
Scan 24: Digital Forensic Research WorkShop  02 October 2002 
Source: Honeynet.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Its time for October's scan of the month. This months scan sponsored by Digital Forensic Research Workshop is slightly different than the scans of the month that you are used to. Scan 24 is available here. The police report. . .
 
Universities tapped to build secure Net  26 September 2002 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The joint project, dubbed Infrastructure for Resilient Internet Systems (IRIS), aims to use distributed hash table (DHT) technology to develop a common infrastructure for distributed applications. DHT is like having a file cabinet distributed over numerous servers, explained Frans Kaashoek, a . . .
 
Root Technology Protects CD-ROMs From Illegal Copying  29 August 2002 
Source: EETimes - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Attempting to protect software on CD-ROM disks from illegal copying, Hudson Soft Co. Ltd. and Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) have developed a copy protection technology that employs embedded encryption keys. . .
 
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