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'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: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Yeah, go Jay! This news.com 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.". . .
 
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 SourceForge.net 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 LinuxSecurity.com, 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 . . .
 
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