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Security Linux News for Dec 18, 2002

  • SecurityFocus Online: OpenAV: Developing Open Source AntiVirus Engines (2002-12-18 10:00:27)
    "'What we currently have is a set of toys to play with - nothing we would consider using in a production environment (or at least not without prior extensive testing). All these toys are in a very early, mostly pre-alpha state. No one serious about the security of their systems will honestly use OAV as the only means to protect them. It's just made public for testing and further development.' - extract from the Open AntiVirus Project Web site..."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: If It Ain't Broke See If It's Fixed (2002-12-18 08:30:03)
    "Attackers are still compromising servers with well-known attacks. General awareness can assist the busy administrators and users to protect their systems from these kinds of attacks. SANS provides a list of the Top 20 most common security vulnerabilities, how to identify each, and what can be done to protect against these vulnerabilities..."

  • Help Net Security: Security Year in Review: Honeypots (2002-12-18 07:00:45)
    "This has been a great year for honeypots, finally this method of collecting security information got its deserved place under the spotlight as more people began to realize the benefits that a honeypot, deployed in their organization, brings..."