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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week - October 30th 2000

Oct 30, 2000, 06:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin D. Thomas)

"Security is once again a hot topic in the mainstream media. As you probably already know, Microsoft's internal networks were compromised. This raises many questions. Who did it? What was their intent? A few open source developers have urged "anyone involved with free software" to stay away from any of Microsoft's source released without license. This is to prevent "trafficking in misappropriated trade secrets." Much is expected to be uncovered in the next few weeks."

"In our feature this week, Dave Wreski interviews the AES winner, Vincent Rijmen. The NIST algorithm, thoughts on Linux/security, and the future of internet security is discussed."

"This week, advisories were released for apache, gnupg, ping, ypbind, ypserve, mysql, cyrus-sal, curl, ppp-off, and xlockmore. The vendors include Immunix, Mandrake, Red Hat, and Slackware. It is critical that you update all vulnerable packages to reduce the risk of being compromised."

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