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Security Linux News for Feb 11, 2005

  • Yahoo!/TechWeb: Microsoft's Security Chief Says Windows Safer Than Linux (Feb 11, 2005, 22:00)
    "Microsoft's top security honcho insisted Thursday that Microsoft 'is making progress on security using any reasonable metric...'"

  • ZDNet UK: Mailman Flaw Gives Away Passwords (Feb 11, 2005, 18:30)
    "A flaw in the popular open source mailing list management application Mailman has led to the theft of the passwords of the users of a well-known security discussion group..."

  • ZDNet Australia: Blocking Mail Pests with Open Source (Feb 11, 2005, 10:00)
    "Mail-borne pests such as viruses and spam can be combated with open source tools, according to Joel Sing, director of Ionix Technology, a Bendigo-based computer services firm..."

  • Security Digest: February 10, 2005 (Feb 11, 2005, 04:45)
    Today's security advisories: xview, evolution, mailman, and hztty (Debian GNU/Linux); mailman and mod_python (Fedora Core); abiword and libpng (Fedora Legacy); Mailman (Gentoo Linux); MySQL, python, squid, enscript, and cpio (Mandrakelinux); squid (SUSE Linux); and mailman and postgresql (Ubuntu).