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Security Linux News for Jan 28, 2000

  • SRO: What's Wrong With Microsoft Security? (Jan 28, 2000, 21:33)
    "Microsoft has issued 16 security alerts since the beginning of December alone, regarding its own products. Beyond these are even more alerts issued by third parties about Microsoft products and technologies."

  • FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-00:02.procfs (Jan 28, 2000, 21:11)
    Old procfs hole incompletely filled

  • GartnerGroup: Debunking Open-Source Myths: Origins and Players (Jan 28, 2000, 16:47)
    "While the hype that surrounds specific products like Linux soars, many other open-source efforts are shrouded in myth and mystery. We perform a reality check on the origins of, and the current players associated with, OSS."

  • ZDNET UK: Experts react to 'Chinese Linux virus' (Jan 28, 2000, 16:10)
    "The debate over whether a virus could infect and seriously affect Linux has gathered momentum with leading advocates of the open source operating system conceding that clever malicious code could damage the system. At the same time, the methods employed by anti-virus companies to sell their wares were called into question."

  • TechWeb: Axent To Develop Linux Firewall With Cobalt (Jan 28, 2000, 07:48)
    "The product will be based on Axent's Raptor and PowerVPN software and Cobalt's RaQ 3 server appliance."