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Security Linux News for May 09, 2000

  • DevShed: Web Security Overview Part II (May 09, 2000, 20:39)
    "Many webshops write order logs or debugging output into one or multiple logfiles or have configuration files with passwords and article data. If this data is being stored below the document root, it will have an URL and is by default accessible via the web. All an attacker has to do is to guess the filenames of these files."

  • LinuxPlanet: The Real Lessons of ILOVEYOU (May 09, 2000, 18:38)
    "There are some extremely important lessons to be learned from ILOVEYOU and its clones, and the computer professional who fails to notice them now will surely be taught them more forcefully later."

  • ComputerWorld: Open Source Smugglers (May 09, 2000, 08:54)
    "Psssstt! Wanna a good, reliable operating system on the cheap? Thing is, you just can't tell your boss about it."

  • CNET Microsoft wins another round in Java battle (May 09, 2000, 08:04)
    "The decision is the second blow to Sun's case in about a month. On April 7, Whyte rejected select portions of Sun's interpretation of the license with Microsoft for its Java technology."

  • Love just passes Linux users by (May 09, 2000, 02:21)
    "Recent attacks have been based around macro programmes which do not affect Linux. Most Linux users don't have autonomy which makes it hard for viruses to be replicated."