Tonight Live: Is Cylant's security as good as it seems? And, the Glass CeilingMay 22, 2001, 21:39 (0 Talkback[s])
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have what looks to be a fun show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!! (and yes the Loki tribes server is up and running)
In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the week. In particular, we will talk about
the troubles at Eazel and Linux Mandrake. In Segments Two-
"Is there a Linux Glass Ceiling"- Revisited
Viktorie Navratilova is a well known Linux advocate, lug member and author of a series of very well received articles on Linux for The Chicago Tribune.
In Segments Three- The TLS/Cylant Hack & Crack
Cylant has had problems communicating the focus of their technology with folks in the security community, and how it is something very different from anything that they have seen before. Cylant has developed a measurement based engineering solution to monitor software/server misuse. It is Cylants position that if a piece software is suitably instrumented and you monitor its activity while it is running, you can identify when the software is doing something different. It is a very simple principle and it seems to work well enough. Well we will find out won't we.
The TLS Hack Challenge starts at 6:00pm ct on Tuesday Night. That will give people a full 2 hours to try to break the server before show time starts. The prizes we are giving for breaking the server are pretty cool. There is only going to be one winner, with that winner taking all the prizes. The prizes include one of those very cool inflatable penguin chairs furnished by The Linux Journal, a 4 pack of Guinness (in cans), the actual "victim.cylant.com" machine, a very cool certificate stating you are the person who hacked the server, and the winner will get to be a guest on the following weeks show and get the opportunity to brag about their prowess as a system cracker.
The rules are simple, check out http://victim.cylant.com for details. The FIRST person who breaks or hacks the server, emails the Linux show (or Cylant)and shows us proof of the hack wins the contest.
Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join us on the show, check our IRC Chat (irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.