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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week -- May 8

May 08, 2000, 12:41 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Benjamin D. Thomas for this link. ]

"Once again, last week's headlines were inundated with security-related articles. Most of the stories appearing in newspapers and on the television covered the "ILOVEYOU" virus/worm speculation. On May 3rd, "ILOVEYOU" protection advice for sendmail was posted to bugtraq."

"A few good articles including "Linux Workstation Security Primer", "GNU Privacy Guard Tutorial", and "IDing remote hosts without them knowing" were released last week. Many of us are glad to see that the Red Hat Piranha issue is cooling down. This vulnerability re-ignited a discussion of the merit of open source and security. Red Hat's Bob Young quickly responded to the open source bashing by writing the article "Open Source is Here to Stay!""

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