Security Linux News for Jan 27, 2000
LWN: kernel.org cryptographic policy change (Jan 27, 2000, 23:55)
"Cryptographic Open Source software will be permitted on
ComputerWorld: Lawyers inadvertently release DVD decryption code (Jan 27, 2000, 20:09)
"The San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF),
which is supporting a defendant in the case, argues that the
DVD-CCA waived trade secret protection when it entered the
information into the public record. The DVD-CCA wasn't available
Petition protests arrest of Norwegian DeCSS author Jon Johansen (Jan 27, 2000, 19:33)
Over 6,000 have already signed.
Linux.com: Kernel Level Security (Jan 27, 2000, 18:12)
"Many technology companies have made millions by providing
user-space security programs and Web Appliances. While this
top-down approach to security has served its purpose, there has
been a push towards a more bottom-up solution."
BW: Showstar Online.com Steps Onto the Linux Platform (Jan 27, 2000, 17:22)
"This is an important strategic move. Utilizing Linux has
significant advantages and will make our web technology
applications more stable, reliable and cost effective."
BW: AXENT Announces Partnership With Cobalt...to Deliver...Firewall/PowerVPN Appliance...On Linux (Jan 27, 2000, 17:14)
"This partnership with Cobalt is the first step for AXENT in
introducing a series of AXENT security appliances."
Wired: DVD Lawyers Make Secret Public (Jan 27, 2000, 15:41)
"The owner of one site that placed the 140KB declaration online
says over 21,000 people have downloaded it so far."
NetworkWorld: Linux, Linux and more Linux (Jan 27, 2000, 07:09)
"It's hard enough keeping track of all the Linux distributions
and vendors, but there are bunches of side projects going on, as
Globe and Mail: We've got a lot to learn from hackers (Jan 27, 2000, 06:28)
"... there are two types of people in the community...
"hackers," people who like to explore the limits of computer
systems merely for the joy of doing so... on the darker side...
"crackers," those who find and exchange such information with the
specific intent of doing something wrong."
Time to organize against DVD lawyers. (Jan 27, 2000, 02:45)
"Join EFF... Boycott DVD's... Keep their lawyers busy... Correct
stories that say it's about hackers copying DVD's."
CNET News.com: Corel hurries to fix Linux security hole (Jan 27, 2000, 01:07)
"A program called Corel Update has a problem that lets ordinary
users take actions ordinarily only reserved for system