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Security Linux News for Mar 31, 2001

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Getting Started with Tripwire (Mar 31, 2001, 22:06)
    "A crude yet effective intrusion detection system such as Tripwire can alert systems administrators to possible intrusion attempts by periodically verifying the integrity of a server's file systems. Systems intruders will often use trojan binaries for login, su, ps, and ls, etc. to cover their tracks and keep a low profile on the system.

  • LinuxSecurity.com: EnGarde Secure Linux Quick Start Guide (Mar 31, 2001, 21:30)
    "This EnGarde Quick Start guide is designed to help you quickly set up EnGarde Secure Linux, change user passwords, and manage certificates. Although this document is sufficient, we recommend you read the complete user manual for a full understanding of the system."

  • IBM developerWorks: The security implications of open source software (Mar 31, 2001, 20:30)
    "What, then, about the security of open source software? Open source software, by definition, is any program or application that is freely distributed, non-platform specific -- and in which the programming code is open and visible. All else being equal, isn't a closed program more secure than an open one?"

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Advisory Watch - March 30th 2001 (Mar 31, 2001, 19:00)
    "This week advisories were released for licq, sgml-tools, openssh, kerberos, vim, joe, and eperl. The vendors include Conectiva, Immunix, Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSE, and Trustix. Please take the necessary time to patch your system. Security requires persistence."

  • Troubleshooters.com: The Windows to Linux Conversion (Mar 31, 2001, 13:47)
    "It's very tempting to take the course of least resistance and stick with Windows. On the desktop, at least, that was a tempting alternative even for my small company. Sure, Windows crashed all the time, but is moving Troubleshooters.Com to a Linux desktop worth 40 hours of my labor? That's about what it took. Believe me, spending $400 or whatever on Windows 2000 would have been cheap. So why did I switch?"