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Secure future all at C  23 November 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Researchers at Cornell Uni. and AT&T labs have created a variant of the C programming language to build more secure apps. Eventually they want to build a secure OS immune to glitches like buffer overflows... "US researchers are working on a . . .
Overview of LIDS, Part Three  16 November 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Jen Olson   
This is the third part of a four-part article devoted to the exploration of LIDS, a Linux kernel patch that will allow users to take away the all-powerful nature of root. The first article in this series offered an overview of . . .
Hacker watchdog group in the works  09 November 2001 
Source: - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
Microsoft and five security companies announced Thursday that they would create an organization to promote the responsible publishing of information about software flaws. Though many of the details have yet to be hammered out, the move marks the beginning of what . . .
Security policies prove inadequate  08 November 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Firms are exposing themselves to security risks by failing to implement effective policies, say security experts. A study of 100 British IT directors undertaken by IT services provider GAP indicates that even if firms have drawn up security policies, they were . . .
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.. . .
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