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Security Linux News for May 13, 2000

  • The Standard: FTC Publishes Internet Privacy Rule (May 13, 2000, 17:11)
    "While not rejecting continued industry self-regulation outright, the commissioners are expected to heed the advice of their staffs and tell Congress that it should enact new laws aimed at governing Internet privacy."

  • Freshmeat: Security Issues of Auto-upgrades (May 13, 2000, 15:08)
    "Package managers with download capabilities make it easy to download and install the latest software releases, bugfixes, and security patches. Could they also make it easy to download and install the latest exploits without your knowing about it? "

  • eWeek: Microsoft's Outlook: Cloudy security (May 13, 2000, 15:02)
    "IT managers and security experts, increasingly cynical and sharply critical over virus assaults through Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook e-mail client, are questioning not only Microsoft's technology but also its reaction to the latest attacks. ... 'If we didn't already have [Outlook] installed, I don't think I'd get it now'..."