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Security Linux News for Jul 19, 2000

  • PlanetIT: Emerging Technology: Maximizing Apache Server Security (Jul 19, 2000, 22:25)
    "Is Apache the most secure HTTP server available? The answer is simple: Apache can be made to be the most secure, and this article will show you how. Please note that I will concentrate on the Unix variant of Apache. While a Windows NT port is available, it has yet to reach the level of maturity currently enjoyed by the Unix version."

  • ComputerWorld: Microsoft scrambling to fix new Outlook security hole (Jul 19, 2000, 21:24)
    "Because the vulnerability occurs when the mail is being downloaded from the server, recipients don't need to open the mail -- or even preview it -- for the vulnerability to be exploited..."

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Service Security -- Where Is It? (Jul 19, 2000, 16:34)
    "Linux is fundamentally a pretty secure system. Why should distributors make it less so?"

  • My experience with being cracked (Jul 19, 2000, 11:44)
    "When I first got on the machine, everything looked normal except for the logs. For some reason, utmp and wtmp looked like they had been corrupted. Whenever I would issue a 'who' or 'last' command, I would get garbage back. I suspected a trojan program, especially after the files were zeroed and the output from the programs was still corrupted."

  • Security Portal: IPSec - We've Got a Ways to Go (Part I) (Jul 19, 2000, 07:07)
    "IPSec, supposedly the next great thing that will fix most (if not all) our network security problems. No longer will attackers be able to sniff network traffic, hijack connections or spoof servers. Hijacking domain names will be impossible with DNSSEC, and redirecting people to fake Websites will be a thing of the past. Or will it?"