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Security Linux News for Sep 09, 2008

  • Fedora, Red Hat, and Distributor Security (2008-09-09 19:01:19)
    LWN: "Seriously scary, but Red Hat has been able to convince itself that none of the compromised packages were fed out to RHEL subscribers. So this attack, too, failed - but not by much."

  • The Cyber Crime Hall of Fame (2008-09-09 18:31:19)
    PC Magazine: "Rules are made to be broken the same way networks are made to be hacked into. These are nine of the most infamous criminal hackers to ever see the inside of a jail cell."

  • Tip of the Trade: Cracking Passwords (2008-09-09 16:31:19)
    ServerWatch: "Enforcing password security with a multiple-user system can be a hassle — users all too often use inadequate passwords. john-the-ripper (also available via most distros) is a password-cracking tool that enables the identification of vulnerable passwords before someone with nefarious intentions finds the weakness."

  • SystemRescueCd 1.1.0 Packed with New Utilities (2008-09-09 12:31:19)
    Softpedia: "The SystemRescueCd team has announced today the latest version of their Linux system. This new release brings important new features, such as advanced customization and kernel recompilation, as well as updates to some of the already present applications."

  • Cybersecurity Best Practice: Guilty Until Proven Innocent (2008-09-09 07:31:00)
    Datamation: "Perhaps guilty until proven innocent isn’t so bad an idea after all."