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Security Linux News for Nov 07, 2000

  • LinuxPR: Digital Factory USA partners with Netlock Technologies Inc. at COMDEX (2000-11-07 23:23:09)
    "The strategic partnership between the two companies will give consumers of B2B and B2C server technologies a superior, secure Linux software solution."

  • Microsoft plays down second hack attack (2000-11-07 20:49:05)
    "Microsoft's internal network has been broken into for the second time in as many weeks by a hacker who exploited the fact that the software giant had not applied its own security patches."

  • Windows 2000 'not ready for web servers'; Linux becoming most secure OS - Gartner (2000-11-07 14:29:28)
    "John Pescatore said that companies should wait until the end of next year before running the operating system on web servers. ... Pescatore also claimed that "managed" Linux will become the most secure option in the next five years."

  • eWeek: Fed agencies appeal to Linux vendors (2000-11-07 12:30:07)
    "The agencies -- including the Department of Defense, the Bureau of the Public Debt, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Agency for International Development -- currently all use Linux to some degree. But they are frustrated at the fact that this usage is not officially sanctioned, referring to it as yet another "don't ask, don't tell" situation within the government."

  • Security Portal: The Art of Good Computer Security Writing (2000-11-07 08:31:08)
    "Good computer security documentation teaches practical solutions clearly. Yet, too often security documents suffer from too little explanation and too technical language."