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Security Linux News for Jul 02, 2003

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: XFree86 (2003-11-25 20:55:38)
    "Updated XFree86 packages for Red Hat Linux 7.3 and 8.0 provide security fixes to font libraries and XDM..."

  • Linux Exposed: Open Source Firewalls Explained (2003-07-02 10:00:13)
    "Hackers have computers too and want to keep their own machines free of intrusion from the Internet. Paradoxically, these computers may be the most secure computers on the Internet..."

  • Help Net Security: Interview with Brian Hatch, author of "Hacking Exposed Linux" (2003-07-02 07:00:46)
    "Back when I had my first Apple ][ machine, you'd need to boot off the floppy drive or tape. The computer would run the program called 'hello' on the floppy if it was available. Well, I sure didn't want anyone looking at my files and programs, so my hello program was this paranoid thing that required two correct passwords..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: XFree86 (2003-07-02 03:52:56)
    "The XFree86 4.2.1-20 packages which were originally released in this advisory were accidentally built with debugging info enabled due to a temporary problem with our build system. Unfortunately, this problem was not noticed during package testing, and caused the new XFree86 packages to contain full debug symbol data, resulting in extremely large packages..."