Security Linux News for Mar 21, 2000
Linuxcare: Arne Flones: Electronic Brains (Mar 21, 2000, 21:16)
"The multi-billion dollar movie and music industries have their
shorts all in a bunch about digital piracy. They have gone before
governments and begged special protections for the artistic works
they market. The sole basis of their claim seems to be that because
the technology is digital, it's possible for individuals to make
perfect copies of their work."
Upside: R.I.P. reverse engineering? (Mar 21, 2000, 20:31)
"The first major case to examine the tension between copyright
law and reverse engineering of software was Sega Enterprises v.
Accolade. This case was a classic battle pitting two computer
CRN: Novell's eDirectory supports Linux (Mar 21, 2000, 18:45)
"The release of eDirectory support for Linux also strengthens
Linux as a platform on which to build e-business strategies and
enables channel partners to integrate and manage cross-platform
InformationWeek: Sendmail Simplifies E-Mail Security (Mar 21, 2000, 18:39)
"The software automatically encrypts the Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol connection between trusted servers, so users no longer
have to exchange authentication keys to send secure messages over
BW: Unify Partner Honeywell Security Products Wins Prestigious ISC Judge's Choice Award (Mar 21, 2000, 18:03)
"Award-Winning NexSentry StarGaze Built Using Unify VISION and
Unify DataServer for Linux."
ComputerWorld Australia: Hackers with heart (Mar 21, 2000, 17:00)
"Loopholes in Federal laws mean hacker advocate group 2600
Australia will be able to broadcast DVD decryption codes and other
sensitive information on national television within weeks."
Kuro5hin: Securing the border, part 4 (Mar 21, 2000, 16:28)
"This article covers setting up BIND v8 with proper ACLs, some
POP3/IMAP solutions, and has an example "feature-complete"
LinuxPR: LinuxLock.Org: A Linux Security Site for the Linux Admin (Mar 21, 2000, 16:21)
"There are other sites out there, but we were unsatisfied by the
content of their postings. We want Linux Security and Linux
LinuxSecurity.com: Keeping Your Private Files Private: An Introduction to GNU Privacy Guard (Mar 21, 2000, 15:54)
"Encryption is one of the most effective ways to ensure your
information is secure. Correctly using a good encryption package,
such as GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG), will help insure your data