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Security Linux News for Mar 10, 2000

  • InternetNews.com: Curador Taunts Police Over Site Break-Ins (Mar 10, 2000, 21:20)
    "...claimed he has hit five new Web firms and will soon publish hundreds more stolen credit card numbers at a new site, which he said he registered using one of the stolen cards."

  • SRO: Trying To Stop The DDoS Train (Mar 10, 2000, 16:30)
    "...there are some attacks that can be stopped. These are the so-called 'smurf' attacks that use Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets aimed at overloading network traffic."

  • TurboLinux Security Announcement: Package: MySQL-3.22.27-5 and earlier (Mar 10, 2000, 01:32)
    "The MySQL database server (prior to 3.22.32) has a flawed password authentication mechanism. Anyone who can connect to the server can access databases without knowing an exact password. When a check string of length one is passed to the server, only one character is compared. There are only 32 possibilities for the first character of the server-side check string."

  • BW: Technology Pundit Bob Metcalfe to Host Weekly Webcast Series from ITworld.com and InfoWorld... (Mar 10, 2000, 00:10)
    "...'For years, Bob Metcalfe's widely read predictions on Internet security and privacy, the telcos, Linux, and Internet stocks have provided him with a loyal following of IT professionals and placed him in the pantheon of tech pundits.'..."