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Security Linux News for Feb 05, 2001

  • NY Times: A New Trick Gives Snoops Easy Access to E-Mail (Feb 05, 2001, 19:01)
    "The maneuver does not take advantage of any security flaw in e-mail software. It is simply one feature of a fancier and increasingly common form of e-mail known as HTML mail... a few lines of a programming language called JavaScript, often used on Web sites to create pop-up windows and navigational aids, can be embedded in such a message."

  • Intrusion Detection Systems for your network: Part III - Installing Snort (Feb 05, 2001, 17:56)
    "Snort is a lightweight, network intrusion detection system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more."

  • Security Portal: Weekly Linux Security Digest 2001/01/29 to 2001/02/04 (Feb 05, 2001, 07:02)
    "Various other problems from last week and before are also being fixed by vendors. However, some appear to be dragging their feet on security updates."

  • Linux Security Week - February 5th 2001 (Feb 05, 2001, 06:58)
    "The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines."