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U.S. government moves to secure Linux; will NSA's efforts shape the future of security?  05 February 2001 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The focus of the NSA's enhancements is on mandatory access controls, and the foundation for these is built into the kernel's major subsystems. The hope is that when the controls are properly applied, attackers can no longer expect to be able . . .
 
Openhack III undefeated  05 February 2001 
Source: ZDNet / eWeek - Posted by Jen Olson   
Shortly after 3 a.m. EST last Thursday, eWEEK's third Openhack interactive security test finished its 17-day run with all prizes remaining unclaimed. This is eWEEK Labs' first Openhack test in three tries that hasn't been penetrated successfully, and the credit goes . . .
 
LIDS 1.0.4 for Kernel 2.4 Released  09 January 2001 
Source: The LIDS Project - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
LIDS is a kernel patch to enhance the linux kernel. LIDS 1.0.4 has been released for use with kernel version 2.4.0.. . .
 
Security Statement from GTK+ Team  03 January 2001 
Source: Owen Taylor - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Below is a statement from Ownen Taylor of the GTK+ development team in regards to the recent GTK_MODULES security issue raised on BUGTRAQ. "In the opinion of the GTK+ team, the only correct way to write a setuid program with a graphical user interface is to have a setuid backend that communicates with the non-setuid graphical user interface via a mechanism such as a pipe and that considers the input it receives to be untrusted.". . .
 
Plastic chips, brain machines: What will the future hold?  29 December 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One significant area in biotechnology, the magazine highlights, is work on brain-machine interfaces that could someday allow people to control artificial devices that replace lost functions. Today, research is more limited, with scientists able to take signals from individual neurons in . . .
 
Openroot Project  24 December 2000 
Source: sekt7.org - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Openroot is a computer on my network where the root password is open to anyone for learning, experimentation, or whatever. This project has been around for atleast four weeks, and has been doing well. Please visit the openroot site. . . .
 
LIDS 0.9.11 for Kernel 2.2.18 Released  15 December 2000 
Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Huagang Xie writes: "The LIDS project has just released LIDS 0.9.11 for kernel version 2.2.18. It contain a bugfix for lidsadm. For more detail, please visit www.lids.org." I use LIDS on a daily basis and love it. Anybody who . . .
 
IBM Chairman Says Privacy Tops Internet Policy Agenda  12 December 2000 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The chief public policy issue of the Internet Age is privacy, International Business Machines Corp. (nyse: IBM) Chairman and Chief Executive Louis Gerstner said on Tuesday. In a wide-ranging keynote speech at an industry trade show here, Gerstner said that privacy . . .
 
Build a Secure Linux System with LIDS  10 October 2000 
Source: www.lids.org - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
The documentation of LIDS -- "Build a secure Linux system with LIDS" is updated to version 0.2. This document talks about what LIDS is, what the benifit of LIDS is, and how to build a secure linux system step by step . . .
 
Solar Designer's 2.2.17 Kernel Patch  10 September 2000 
Source: OpenWall Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Solar's kernel security enhancement patch is now available for the recently-released 2.2.17 Linux kernel. "This patch is a collection of security-related features for the Linux kernel, all configurable via the new 'Security options' configuration section. In addition to the new features, . . .
 
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