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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.". . .
The Hacktivismo FAQ v1.0  13 July 2001 
Source: cDc - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The cDc guys have released their 'Hacktivismo FAQ' which discusses this 'special operations' group sponsored by the Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc). They talk about the progress of Peekabooty, the distributed collaborative privacy network, and more. "What is Hacktivismo? . . .
Bastille Linux 1.2 Released  28 June 2001 
Source: Bastille Linux Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Bastille Linux development team today announced the release of Bastille Linux 1.2, a hardening script for multiple Linux distributions. With this release, Bastille Linux delivers on the full promise of simplified, automated security administration for Linux systems.. . .
Newsforge Reviews EnGarde Secure Linux  18 June 2001 
Source: Newsforge - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Writes Jeff Field, "With minimal system access allowed and every precaution taken, Engarde Secure Linux just might be the best distribution for Web/mail servers yet." Security is a big issue in Linux. It's always in the forefront, whether users are talking about the latest security updates for the various distributions, or about which OS is more secure.. . .
Bastille Linux Release Version 1.2  16 June 2001 
Source: LinuxPR - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
"The Bastille Linux development team today announced the release of Bastille Linux 1.2, a hardening script for multiple Linux distributions. With this release, Bastille Linux delivers on the full promise of simplified, automated security administration for Linux systems.. . .
CryptoBox project: Making the Web more anonymous  15 June 2001 
Source: NewsForge - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A quiet project hosted on is attempting to give Internet users a level of anonymity that hasn't yet been achieved. Founders of the CryptoBox project are dedicating it to Internet users in censorship-happy countries who face getting prosecuted for sharing . . .
EnGarde Secure Linux: The Design of the Secure Linux Platform  29 May 2001 
Source: Guardian Digital - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Guardian Digital, the company that brings you, recently released EnGarde Secure Linux. Engineered from the ground up, EnGarde incorporates intrusion alert abilities, a complete suite of e-business applications using AllCommerce, mail and DNS management for an entire organization, improved authentication and access control, strong cryptography, and complete SSL secure Web-based administration capabilities.. . .
A common language for security vulnerabilities  25 May 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When hackers want to breach your systems, they typically look for well-known security flaws and bugs to exploit. In the past, vendors and hackers gave different names to the same vulnerabilities. One company might package a group of five vulnerabilities into . . .
Fighting the new electronic war  02 May 2001 
Source: CNET - Posted by Jen Olson   
In 1992, Lance Spitzner joined the U.S. Army with a single goal in mind: to become a tank officer. Ever since childhood, he had loved learning about tanks, and the Army gave him an opportunity to get up-close and personal with . . .
IBM Dream: Self-Policing Networks  27 April 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Imagine a world where complicated computer networks need little or no interaction with humans: a world where computers can update and maintain their own systems, shield themselves from misfortune caused by human error and acts of nature, and fiercely protect themselves . . .
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