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Security Linux News for Sep 19, 2001

  • Wired: A 'Tarpit' That Traps Worms (Sep 19, 2001, 23:31)
    "'LaBrea' is a free, open-source tool that deters worms and other hack attacks by transforming unused network resources into decoy-computers that appear and act just like normal machines on a network. But when malicious hackers or mindless worms such as Nimda or Code Red attempt to connect with a LaBrea-equipped system, they get sucked into a virtual tarpit that grabs their computer's connection -- and doesn't release it."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: A Different View of Security (Sep 19, 2001, 13:03)
    In the wake of world-changing events, it's important to remember the basics of security at many levels. Dennis Powell comments on backups, patches, and the questions surrounding personal freedom in a wounded society that's proud of its openness.