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Security Linux News for Apr 28, 2000

  • European Unix Platform: Rock Linux: Not for woozies! (Apr 28, 2000, 20:10)
    "When asked by someone what the particular advantage of this distribution was he pointedly replied: 'It is more difficult to install'. Obviously, after such a sales pitch, I could not resist checking out this new distribution."

  • NewsBytes: EU To Copy US Crypto "Open Export" Rules (Apr 28, 2000, 18:22)
    "Earlier this month, eSoft announced it had started shipping 168-bit encryption versions of its Linux-based firewall and virtual private network (VPNP) systems."

  • The Register: French 'spy agent' paranoia fuels Open Source law moves (Apr 28, 2000, 13:31)
    "There can be little doubt that the real concern must be national security, and that the government wants no replay of the exposé when the Direction Générale de la Securité Exterieure (DGSE) was caught planting industrial spies in the European branches of IBM, Texas Instruments and other US electronics companies."

  • Linuxcare: A User's View: Dear Diary: System Log Book (Apr 28, 2000, 06:52)
    "Lulled into inaction by the reliability of today's hardware, we all drop the ball on protecting ourselves. It was with these facts in mind that I recently put together a project to document my systems. I started with any administrator's best friend: a system log book."