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Security Linux News for May 12, 2000

  • Linux Journal: Yes, Microsoft, This Really IS About Free Speech (May 12, 2000, 22:44)
    "Microsoft's attempt to silence Slashdot postings concerning its Kerberos extensions shows what's wrong with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)--and why it should be abolished immediately."

  • PRNewswire: Computer Associates Warns of mstream Denial of Service Tool (May 12, 2000, 20:23)
    "mstream, which was found on a Linux system at a university, enables hackers to launch attacks from multiple hijacked servers within one or more Internet-connected systems to flood a victim with crippling amounts of network traffic."

  • Linux Firm Meets Rising Asian Demand (May 12, 2000, 19:32)
    "The Asian office is a natural step in's expansion outside the U.S. and London, where it established an office in January of this year."

  • ComputerWorld: ActiveX flaw can help spread viruses (May 12, 2000, 16:51)
    "A flawed ActiveX control makes computers running Internet Explorer Version 5.0 or Microsoft Office 2000 vulnerable to virus infections on most e-mail systems even if users don't open infected attachments, according to a computer security think tank."

  • LinuxToday Australia: No Love [Bug] for Linux (May 12, 2000, 11:27)
    "While it's understandable that some individuals in the Linux camp are feeling a little smug about ILOVEYOU, there's no reason to celebrate. We are not immune to security problems. One look at the weekly Linux security roundup should be enough to sober most people. "

  • ZDNet News: Microsoft in the hot seat in new Net flap (May 12, 2000, 10:44)
    "Microsoft contends the postings violate the end-user license agreement governing Microsoft's specifications for its Kerberos add-ons."

  • ZDNet UK: Workers face more mature threat from bigger worms (May 12, 2000, 00:56)
    "Security experts concur that worms in the last year, such as the Love Letter and Melissa, merely proved the concept. Corporations should prepare for much more dangerous worms that operate without user intervention."

  • IE exposes private cookie data (May 12, 2000, 00:34)
    "Peacefire has found a way for a Web site to read all cookies stored by Internet Explorer -- including cookies that were never intended to be visible to a third-party Web page. This has always been the worst fear of cookie-paranoiacs who worry about cookies revealing too much information to unauthorized sites."