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Security Linux News for Oct 30, 2008

  • Solving Privacy Issues in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex (Oct 30, 2008, 19:36)
    Begin Linux: "One of the new features in Ubuntu 8.10 is the ability to create an encrypted directory for content you do not want others to access. Oh, by the way, did you know that anyone can read your files that are in your home directory? Here is an example of sue logged in and able to open files in mike's home directory. However, note that they are opened read-only so they cannot be changed. Still, who is looking at your stuff?"

  • More Results from Realeyes (Oct 30, 2008, 18:06)
    Realeyes Technology: "For the past few weeks, I have been learning a lot about the site where the Realeyes pilot project is being run. After seeing several reports of incidents from Europe and Asia, it occurred to me that I could create a rule to monitor non-US IP addresses."