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A Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services: Introduction  26 June 2002 
Source: OWASP Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Jim writes, "Worried about Web Application security? www.owasp.org has released this excellent 1.67meg document on how to safely write web applications. This paper covers everything you could possibly think of and is worth the read.". . .
 
Two Open Source Security Code Scanners  19 June 2002 
Source: David Wheeler / Secure Software Solutions - Posted by Dave Wreski   
David Wheeler, author of the Secure Programming HOWTO and the RATS development team from Secure Software Solutions today announced open source source code security flaw scanners. "RATS scans through code, finding potentially dangerous function calls. . . .
 
Announce: RSBAC v1.2.0 released  04 June 2002 
Source: RSBAC Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
RSBAC is a flexible, powerful and fast open source access control framework for current Linux kernels, which has been in stable production use since January 2000 (version 1.0.9a). All development is independent of governments and big companies, and no existing access . . .
 
Study: Open source poses security risks  31 May 2002 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
A conservative U.S. think tank suggests in an upcoming report that open-source software is inherently less secure than proprietary software, and warns governments against relying on it for national security. The white paper, Opening the Open Source Debate, from the Alexis . . .
 
A Vulnerability Scan Plan  23 May 2002 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Chris Pallack   
In this special section, eWeek Labs examines the state of the art in security vulnerability detection from several angles. It's cheapest--and most effective--to fix problems while they are in development, and I evaluate two tools designed to detect application security problems . . .
 
A Buffer Overflow Study: Attacks & Defenses  27 March 2002 
Source: Pierre-Alain FAYOLLE, Vincent GLAUME - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A technical overview of heap and buffer overflows, Linux tools that can be used to reduce their risk, the kinds of exploits these tools can prevent, and more. "This study deals with the various kinds of overflows (heap, stack) to understand how they work and how they may be used to execute malicious code. . .
 
Irish firms launch cyber-attack bait  21 March 2002 
Source: NJ.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
Inflow, Espion and Deloitte & Touche are running a new "Honeynet" in Ireland to attract would-be cyber attackers and study their habits. The new Honeynet is already up and running at an unspecified Internet address. On-line for just 48 hours . . .
 
Building trust into open source  21 March 2002 
Source: cnet - Posted by Jen Olson   
In the past three months, the open-source community has been given a wake-up call. While Microsoft has concentrated on reviewing its flagship Windows source code as part of a new focus on security, Internet watchdogs have released the details of . . .
 
Lcrzoex, Network Testing Toolbox  21 March 2002 
Source: Lcrzoex Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Laurent Constantin let us know that the Lcrzoex Project now contains more than 300 GPLd network testing tools. "We are proud to announce that lcrzoex now contains over 300 network testing tools. Tool which passed this mark allows to spoof an IP/UDP packet.". . .
 
Firms undergo NSA infosec rating  21 March 2002 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The National Security Agency last week announced the first companies to undergo an appraisal of their information security practices in a program aimed at helping government and commercial organizations improve their systems security. According to the Infosec Assessment Training and Rating . . .
 
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