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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week - May 15th, 2000

May 15, 2000, 06:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Wreski, Benjamin Thomas)

[ Thanks to Benjamin D. Thomas for this link. ]

"Do you feel the love? Last week the 'Love Bug' was a hot topic. It appeared on practically every television/radio news broadcast, in newspapers, and even on the cover of today's TIME magazine. While many non-Windows users were boasting that their operating system was not effected, some took a different stand. In the articles 'Could there be a Linux Love Bug?'and 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Bugs,' both authors made the point that scripts such as these that also effect Linux, may be just around the corner. Both articles provide a different perspective. I would recommend taking look at these."

"Last week, David Corcoran, founder of the Linux SmartCard Project released an interesting paper: 'Introduction To Authentication.' In this feature he describes Unix passwords, their insecurities, RSA, and using RSA PAM authentication.. This paper also includes how intruders gain access to password protected systems, the basics of public key cryptography, digital signatures, and smartcards...."

"Thank you for reading LinuxSecurity.com's weekly security newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines and system advisories. It is distributed each Monday by Guardian Digital, Inc."

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