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Security Portal launches "Linux Security List" to catch all Linux security advisories

Sep 25, 2000, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])

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[ Thanks to Kurt Seifried for this announcement. ]

The growth in use of Linux has been phenomenal over the last few years. The number of software companies producing Linux distributions and software has also exploded, and with that has come the inevitable security concerns. There sheer amount of Linux software available makes it certain that security problems, ranging from trivial to extremely dangerous will be found. Unfortunately keeping up with all of this is a full time job in itself. SecurityPortal has led the way, with a weekly Linux digest summarizing activity for major vendors and software packages, allowing professionals to spend minutes instead of hours tracking Linux security. This service however has one problem, because of the publishing schedule (weekly) users are exposed unless they use another source of information that is more prompt.

SecurityPortal has now solved this problem with the creation of the "Linux Security List", a moderated list covering Linux security. Instead of signing up to multiple vendor advisories in the hopes of catching problems as they become public, you need only be on one single list. This list is moderated by an expert team of Linux security professionals, including Kurt Seifried (author of the Linux Security Knowledge Base) and Matt Gischer (long time Linux security analyst). Because of the tight focus of the list security professionals (and any Linux user) do not need to wade through piles of unrelated security information, significantly reducing the amount of wasted time spent trying to track these problems.

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Linux-security list charter (including instructions for subscribing & posting)

Kurt Seifried
SecurityPortal, your focal point for security on the net
http://www.securityportal.com/