Security Linux News for Jun 06, 2000
Inter@ctive Week: OnGuard: Microsoft patches up bruised Outlook (Jun 06, 2000, 23:31)
"Critics of Microsoft say that while the patches will prevent
viruses like Melissa and the Love Bug, they do little to address
underlying weaknesses in the Microsoft platform. Not surprisingly,
some of the most vocal criticism comes from the Linux camp."
BW: SSH Communications Security Introduces Next-Generation of Leading Secure Shell Standard (Jun 06, 2000, 20:59)
"Secure Shell encrypts all passwords and data transmitted over
the Internet. This protects Internet servers against the most
common break-in method used by hackers - stealing passwords from
Security Portal: The Advanced Encryption Standard (Jun 06, 2000, 19:38)
"Since there are many unsound cipher systems being offered for
sale or for use, the existence of a standard, approved by a
respected body, allows people without pretensions to cryptographic
expertise to specify a cipher - the standard cipher - with some
degree of confidence that it will be in fact secure."
themestream.com: Guidelines for Hardening Linux Web Servers (Jun 06, 2000, 18:51)
"Your objective is to add as many rings or layers as possible,
making the potential cracker take more time to get in (and
increasing the chance of you noticing and stopping him before he
Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Roundup - 2000/05/29 to 2000/06/04 (Jun 06, 2000, 02:00)
"Another rough week for Linux. Several exploit code releases,
with no vendor patches out yet (now would be a good time to phone
your vendor and suggest, politely, that they maybe do a code audit
to proactively head this off)."
BW: e-smith Secures $3 Million in Funding from Major Venture Capital
Firm and Leading Linux Pioneer (Jun 06, 2000, 00:58)
"e-smith is an excellent complement to Red Hat Linux, bringing
Red Hat Linux technology to the SME market by offering a simplified
application targeted at small business needs."