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Security Linux News for Aug 12, 2008

  • psad: Linux Detect And Block Port Scan Attacks In Real Time (Aug 12, 2008, 20:01)
    nixCraft: "I recommend the automated tool called psad - the port scan attack detector under Linux which is a collection of lightweight system daemons that run on Linux machines and analyze iptables log messages to detect port scans and other suspicious traffic."

  • Mozilla: Security a Significant Focus (Aug 12, 2008, 15:03)
    Internet News: "Security Mozilla is moving forward on a number of initiatives to ensure that Internet security improves. Among the efforts is a new approach for determining and measuring security metrics."

  • Self-signed Certificates and Firefox 3 - a Possible Solution (Aug 12, 2008, 13:03)
    Free Software Magazine: "Some websites need to handle data securely and assure the end-user they are a) secure and b) who they say they are. The traditional way to achieve these is via Secure Socket Layer. Firefox 3 changed what happens when a self-signed SSL certificate is encountered. It’s a change which has caused some concern and much discussion."

  • Configuring WPA-PSK (TKIP) in Slackware (Aug 12, 2008, 07:04)
    Polish Linux: "This HOWTO describes the way to configure and manage a WPA-PSK (TKIP) connection between a HP 530 laptop running Slackware 12.1 and a Lantech router with a wireless access point."

  • Malware How-to's Part of Computer Science Class (Aug 12, 2008, 00:34)
    Internet News: "To make a point about the lack of education in computer security, a university professor offers courses in writing malware. Antivirus vendors don't buy the logic."