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Overview of LIDS, Part Two  31 October 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Jen Olson   
This is the second part of a four-part series devoted to an overview of LIDS, a Linux kernel patch that will allow users to take away the all-powerful nature of root in order to give programs exactly the access they need . . .
An Overview of LIDS  18 October 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Jen Olson   
In traditional Unix models, the root user is all-powerful. Root is exempt from the rules and regulations of the filesystem, and has abilities that other users do not: putting interfaces into promiscuous mode, for example. Many folks realized that this uncontrolled . . .
Open source tool put on red alert  15 October 2001 
Source: VNUnet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Hundreds of thousands of websites may be at risk after hackers discovered a vulnerability in a popular web server program. Users running PHP Nuke, a free open source tool for database-based websites, were put on red alert yesterday when it was . . .
Biometrics: Just in a James Bond Flick? Not Anymore!  12 September 2001 
Source: - Posted by Jen Olson   
The word 'Biometry' basically comprises of two words : bio + metry. The word 'bio' refers to life or a living being and the word 'metry' refers to 'measurement'. So 'Biometric' can be summed up as: the science of measurement of physical attributes(unique) to a living being (for authentication /authorization.). . .
Phrack 57 Available  13 August 2001 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The latest issue of Phrack, a premier underground security magazine, has been released. Last issue released in May 2000, the latest issue talks about privacy, ICMP based OS fingerprinting, NIDS on mass parallel processing architecture, and more. "It seems to me . . . Named Site of the Week!  10 August 2001 
Source: Packetstorm Security - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
PacketStorm Security named, the Official Site for the Engarde Secure Linux distribution, "Site of The Week". PacketStorm Security is known as one of the largest and highly regarded security sites on the Internet, offering the latest security exploits, articles and tools. We would like to thank our friends at PacketStorm for the prestigious honor.. . .
Securing an Unpatchable Webserver... HogWash!  31 July 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
Hogwash is a Snort-based packet scrubber designed to take out 95% of the stock attacks hackers may throw at a network. Hogwash lives inline like a firewall, but it works differently. Instead of closing ports like a traditional firewall, it drops . . .
'Jam Echelon Day' protest planned  27 July 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Internet activists are planning an international day of protest on Oct. 21 in an effort to jam Echelon, the super-secret global surveillance system. But privacy experts warn the protest is unlikely to succeed. Organizers of the cyber-event are encouraging the Internet . . .
Nailing shut the cyber back door  25 July 2001 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Yeah, go Jay! This article talks with Jay Beale, project lead for the Bastille Linux project. "If there's a stereotype for a hacker, Jay Beale isn't it. Mild-mannered and somewhat shy, Beale--like many hackers of the old school--has made a name for himself at a young age. As the leader of the Bastille Linux Project, an open-source endeavor to make Linux systems more secure by automating the patching process, Beale, 26, is well-known in the Linux community and security circles.. . .
Global Monitoring System, ECHELON, has its day. Jam Echelon Day October 21st  16 July 2001 
Source: Echelon Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Echelon is the term popularly used for an automated global interception and relay system operated by the intelligence agencies in five nations: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "A large group of individuals in the Global Internet Community have set out to bring attention to the communications monitoring system known as ECHELON.". . .
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