Security Linux News for May 08, 2000
BW: Network ICE Offers First Intrusion Detection System for Linux (May 08, 2000, 23:40)
"By adding support to the Linux platform, we give our customers
increased protection against attacks on their network and more
flexibility in the number and type of systems defended by BlackICE
Byte.com: Secure Remote Access With SSH (May 08, 2000, 23:01)
"The secure shell protocol (SSH) is one way to provide remote
access without giving your information to anyone who might be
Byte.com: Firewalls For Home Users Are Essential - Secure Your Castle's Cyberperimeter (May 08, 2000, 22:55)
"The Netwinder is a Linux appliance; it runs a customized
distribution of Red Hat Linux 6.1 on its StrongARM RISC chip, and
has a pretty useful Web-based administration GUI that, among other
things, lets you configure the firewall ruleset."
VNU Net: Love Bug suspect is detained (May 08, 2000, 21:55)
"The FBI and Interpol helped track the virus to the Philippines
through a tangled electronic web of evidence that has thrown up
several contradictory leads."
CNET News.com/AP: "Love" virus suspect arrested (May 08, 2000, 21:27)
"Philippine investigators today arrested a man suspected of
being linked to the "I Love You" computer virus after raiding his
apartment and finding computer equipment."
LinuxSecurity.com: Introduction To Authentication (May 08, 2000, 18:05)
"In this feature, David Corcoran, founder of the Linux SmartCard
Project, describes Unix passwords, their insecurities, RSA, and
using RSA PAM authentication and possible attacks."
SecurityFocus: Building a Linux Bunker: Basic Firewalling (May 08, 2000, 17:40)
"This article presents a way to convert any spare machine you
have into a useful security gateway for your network, utilizing
Network Address Translation (NAT), and the firewalling features
present in Linux."
The Register: US urges stiffer penalties for Net crimes (May 08, 2000, 13:07)
"The Commission has generated numerous recommendations and
guidances related to Net crime in the past two years, though
interestingly, the Commissioners seem to have consulted exclusively
with 'industry representatives' possessing clear vested interests
in devising these schemes."
LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week -- May 8 (May 08, 2000, 12:41)
"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
Linux.com: Standardize and be Damned (May 08, 2000, 11:44)
"Standards are a Active Visual Good Thing++ (tm) (C) (pat
pending) (maybe I need to stop browsing Microsoft's site?) in
general. But not necessarily in computers. Heretical? Maybe. Crazy?
Definitely. Read on."