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LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week - November 6th 2000

Nov 06, 2000, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin D. Thomas)

"As the Microsoft story begins to cool down, various stories on general network security were written. The article, "Hactivist threats on the rise," states that "computer hackers with political agendas have become a fast-growing threat to big companies worldwide." Companies are not the only organizations effected, the United States government has started a program to provide cyber attack guidance to other agencies."

"This week, advisories were released for gnupg, ypbind, getnameinfo, top, tcpdump, boa, pine, chpass, cfengine, libutil, nis, dump, nss_ldap, and incurses. The vendors include, Conectiva, Caldera, FreeBSD, NetBDS, Red Hat, SuSE, and Trustix. It is critical that you update all vulnerable packages to reduce the risk of being compromised."

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