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The security implications of open source software  29 March 2001 
Source: IBM - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Natalie Whitlock talks about the incongruence of closed security systems, and the open source solution. She discusses Eric Raymond's ideas, the famous "back door" in Microsoft's FrontPage, the concept of peer review, and the open source dilemma that no one is . . .
 
Companies send employees to 'hacker' workshops  26 March 2001 
Source: NandoTimes - Posted by Jen Olson   
The best way to keep a hacker from breaking into a computer system from the outside may just be to have a hacker on the inside. That's what John Brozycki and Darien Ford's company figured when it paid $7,000 so they . . .
 
Developers call for web security standard  22 March 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
A group of security developers has called for an industry standard for internet security testing. The group, called Ideahamster, which includes a mixture of security experts and developers, has suggested that the introduction of such a standard would make it easier . . .
 
Uncovering the secrets of SE Linux: Part 2  21 March 2001 
Source: IBM - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In an uncharacteristic move, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) recently released a security-enhanced version of Linux -- code and all -- to the open source community. Part 2 of this developerWorks exclusive delves deeper into the code, dissecting how the . . .
 
Honeynet Project Forensic Challenge Results  20 March 2001 
Source: Dave Dittrich - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Today Dave Dittrich of the Honeynet Project announced the results of the "Honeynet Fornesic Challenge". The results of all submitted reports are available on the page. Dave also talks about how the Honeynet Project is going to continue using . . .
 
Passive Analysis of SSH (Secure Shell) Traffic  19 March 2001 
Source: Openwall Project - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This advisory demonstrates several weaknesses in implementations of SSH (Secure Shell) protocols. When exploited, they let the attacker obtain sensitive information by passively monitoring encrypted SSH sessions. The information can later be used to speed up brute-force attacks on . . .
 
Guardian Digital Presents EnGarde Secure Linux  16 March 2001 
Source: Guardian Digital, Inc. - Posted by Dave Wreski   
EnGarde is the next generation in Linux security providing a complete suite of e-business services, intrusion alert capabilities, improved authentication and access control utilizing strong cryptography, and complete SSL secure Web-based administration capabilities. Imagine a cohesive suite of Open Source applications . . .
 
Apache 1.3.19 Released  13 March 2001 
Source: The Apache Project - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Version 1.3.19 of the Apache web server has been released. This version fixes a security bug which could lead to a directory listing being displayed in place of an error message.. . .
 
In Defense of Copyleft  07 February 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Software that is placed under "copyleft" -- as opposed to copyright -- may be in a legal limbo and is still reliant on the concept of copyright, an Irish legal expert says. Stallman said the GPL and copyleft helps guarantee . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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