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Cracked! Part 6: Talking with the Enemy  28 June 2000 
Source: Noel - RootPrompt.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Soon after rebuilding the system I started talking to someone on IRC that identified themselves as the person that had cracked our system. He was connecting from the same places that the cracker had been coming from and seemed to know . . .
 
New Internet privacy guidelines for federal agencies issued  26 June 2000 
Source: SV.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Federal agencies will have to demonstrate a ``compelling need'' to gather the data, publicly disclose how any collected personal information would be safeguarded and get the authorization of the agency head. For example, using a cookie on a State Department Web . . .
 
Pretty Poor Privacy: An Assessment of P3P  23 June 2000 
Source: Epic.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
This report examines whether P3P is an effective solution to growing public concerns about online privacy. The report surveys earlier experience with "cookie" technology and notes similarities. The report finds that . . .
 
RootFest Opens Today  14 June 2000 
Source: RootFest.org [HackerNews] - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
"The Midwest's largest computer security convention opens today in St. Paul's RiverCentre. RootFest organizers estimate that as many as 1000 people may attend RootFest this year. It is hoped that the con will be broadcast in both audio and video in . . .
 
Linux Kernel Auditing Project  09 June 2000 
Source: Brian Paxton - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Brian Paxton writes, "It's an attempt to audit the linux kernel for any security vulnerabilities and/or holes and/or possible vulnerabilities and/or possible holes, and of course without adding more bugs or drawbacks to the existing kernels. The suggested kernels to be audited are 2.0.x kernel series , 2.2.x kernel series, and the 2.3.x/2.4.x kernel series. The group and it's work shall be dealt and worked with via a mailing list."
 
Solar Designer's OpenWall Kernel Patch  08 June 2000 
Source: OpenWall Project - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Solar's kernel security enhancement patch is now available for the recently-released 2.2.16 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 . . .
 
Bastille Linux: A Walkthrough  07 June 2000 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This article presents a walkthrough of Bastille Linux, a popular hardening program for Red Hat and Mandrake, available for free from Jon Lasser, Pete Watkins, myself, and the rest of the Bastille Linux project. This walkthrough won't be the kind . . .
 
The Arash Baratloo interview  07 June 2000 
Source: Linux.com --   - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here is an interview with the authors of Libsafe..."Arash Baratloo and Navjot Singh two of the primary developers for Libsafe, a free software library that protects against security exploits based on buffer overflow vulnerabilities. They work as members of . . .
 
Security holes going unpatched  02 June 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The CIO Council is asking every federal chief information officer to find and fix the lapses that made a top 10 list of critical Internet security threats. The list, released Thursday, includes problems that have solutions, but the solutions have . . .
 
SANS Top 10 Threats  31 May 2000 
Source: SANS - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The System and Network Security group is is meeting with several key players in the information security arena on Friday to discuss and outline the 10 top security threats. "Tomorrow (June 1) the FBI, Justice Department, GSA, the CIAO . . .
 
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