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Security Linux News for Sep 07, 2000

  • LinuxPR: "Web Security Is Our Bag, Baby" (Sep 07, 2000, 23:47)
    "CRYPTOCard launches CRYPTOAdmin 5.0 - First Strong User Authentication Technology for protecting Web Sites, Email and Remote Access Security."

  • SuSE Security Announcement: apache (Sep 07, 2000, 21:38)
    "The default package selection in SuSE distributions includes apache. The configuration file that comes with the package contains two security relevant errors."

  • CNET News.com: Unix, Linux computers vulnerable to damaging new attacks (Sep 07, 2000, 19:59)
    "Fans of Unix and its close relative, Linux, pride themselves on the general security of their operating systems compared with Microsoft Windows, which has been plagued with security problems. But the format string issue highlights the fact that weaknesses can lurk for years within software and that it's hard to track them down among hundreds of thousands of lines of programming code."

  • LinuxPR: Open-source software offers customers high degree of security, e-smith CEO says (Sep 07, 2000, 18:23)
    "e-smith server and gateway provides "extraordinary reliability and security," says company co-founder Joseph Morrison."

  • Apache Today: Weak Security Found in Many Web Servers (Sep 07, 2000, 17:45)
    "Murray explained that these weak servers either support only the flawed SSLv2 protocol, use weak encryption, or have expired or self-signed digital certificates. 'These weaknesses make the transactions that are protected by these servers easy to attack with modern key-cracking and/or hacking attacks,' said Murray, who added that there is no good reason for sites not to address the problems he has highlighted."

  • LinuxPR: 3R Soft, Inc. Launches MailStudio@MESSAGE (Sep 07, 2000, 08:04)
    "Easy to install and use, MailStudio@MESSAGE provides stability, security, reliability, scalability, and award-winning performance with minimum maintenance."