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Security Linux News for Jun 04, 2000

  • Lansystems.com: Secure Shell 1.2.27 Setup Guide (2000-06-04 22:00:40)
    "Who would want to use a program that sends your passwords and everything you type to the remote host in plain text? Not I."

  • ZDNet: VBS worm targets Gnutella users (2000-06-04 15:56:59)
    "Possibly malicious in intent, but benign in reality, the worm uses the Visual Basic Script language to store itself on an infected computer in 23 different files named, for example, Pamela Anderson movie listing.vbs, collegesex.vbs, Battlefield Earth.vbs, Napster Metallica Crack.vbs and NSync.vbs."

  • justLinux.com: Herbie? Is That You, Boy? (2000-06-04 12:43:30)
    "Sure, these e-mail attacks pretty much bounce off a Linux box like bullets off of Superman's chest. But even Superman can get whacked by kryptonite if he's not careful. And the kryptonite for Linux is the powerful nature of the operating system itself."