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Security Linux News for Nov 02, 1999

  • Linux.com.sg (Singapore): Regarding Network Security (Nov 02, 1999, 20:18)
    "I personally think the main philosophy behind network security is to first deny all server functions and then subsequently allow the server functions that we cannot do without. The main motivation behind this philosophy is that if there is no server functions running in the first place, there is no server software bug which can be abused, thus reducing the chance of being hacked to nearly nil."

  • Linux.com.sg (Singapore): Open Source Philosophy And Network Security (Nov 02, 1999, 18:36)
    "The open source philosophy, the philosophy of technological advancement through sharing, peer perusal and modification of source code implementation of software, lends itself very well to building of a secure server."

  • Ottawa Citizen: Startup Newlix enters hot Linux wars (Nov 02, 1999, 17:56)
    "Omega server handles Internet connections and e-mail, sends files to printers and personal computers and can incorporate a security firewall."

  • BW: GraphOn...to Offer Chinese Private Enterprise, Government & Education...Migration to Linux.... (Nov 02, 1999, 15:31)
    "GraphOn...announced it has established alliances that it believes will afford millions of users throughout China Internet and network access to powerful server-based applications and speed adoption of Linux(R) as China's operating system of choice."

  • BW: LinuxOne, Inc. Announces Release of New Product -- `LinuxOne Lite' (Nov 02, 1999, 15:15)
    "LinuxOne Lite demonstrates our commitment to the Linux community and our desire to bring innovative new products to this market. We expect LinuxOne Lite to be very popular among the educational community, curious home computer users, and businesses that need a version of Linux that can be easily installed and used in a training environment."

  • Security Portal: What the Lifting of Encryption Technology Restrictions Really Means (Nov 02, 1999, 03:02)
    "Relaxing the export of only encryption shrink-wrap software, not source code, prevents its modification by terrorists or criminals to make monitoring of their communications by law enforcement more difficult. This, along with the one-time technical review of products from high-tech companies wanting to sell encryption technology overseas, should help meet some of law enforcement's concerns about lifting export restrictions on encryption technology."