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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 . . .
 
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. . . .
 
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