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Security Linux News for Apr 28, 2001

  • ZDNet: DeCSS code-crack dispute back in court (Apr 28, 2001, 23:30)
    "A panel of appellate judges will decide whether to uphold a lower court ruling preventing online hacker magazine 2600 from linking to code that theoretically could be used to crack DVD security. But legal experts say the case could have wide-ranging ramifications for linking, publishing and copyright on the Internet."

  • Help-Net Security: Start your day with a cup of DoS (Apr 28, 2001, 17:00)
    "With linux in specific, a number of things can be done to protect your server from a DoS attack. Use firewalling, filter all incoming TCP, UDP, PING traffic. Packet filtering sometimes can be your best defense against a DoS.

  • LinuxSecurity.com: Know Your Enemy: Honeynets (Apr 28, 2001, 12:00)
    "Over the past several years the Honeynet Project has been dedicated to learning and the tools, tactics, and motives of the blackhat community and sharing the lessons learned. The primary tool used to gather this information is the Honeynet. The purpose of this paper is to discuss what a Honeynet is, its value to the security community, how it works, and the risks/issues involved."