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Security Linux News for Jul 25, 2006

  • Port 25: Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML) (Jul 25, 2006, 19:00)
    Microsoft's experiement in ecumenicalism continues: "In technical terms, a honeypot performs a function very similar to that of a 'honeypot' in the outside world: a sweet lure..."

  • NewsForge: OpenSSL May See Revalidation Soon (Jul 25, 2006, 14:15)
    "The on-again, off-again status of OpenSSL Certificate 642's validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seems to be coming to a conclusion as abruptly as it began..."

  • Advisories, July 24, 2006 (Jul 25, 2006, 04:00)
    Today's security advisories: postgrey, libnet-server-perl, libdumb, and fbi (Debian GNU/Linux); GIMP (Gentoo Linux); and kdelibs (Ubuntu Linux).

  • Linux.org: FUD by Association (Jul 25, 2006, 02:30)
    "In what can be best described as a drive-by FUD-ing, Dave Marcus, the security research manager for anti-virus company McAfee claims that malware developers have embraced the open source development model..."