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Security Linux News for Oct 15, 2008

  • Flash Cookies: The Silent Privacy Killer (2008-10-15 22:03:11)
    I'm a Super.com: "What if there was a type of cookie that could:
    Stay on your computer for an unlimited amount of time
    Store 100 kb of data by default, with an unlimited max
    Couldn't be deleted by your browser"

  • Authorities Shut Down Spam Ring (2008-10-15 14:47:11)
    New York Times: "The Federal Trade Commission won a preliminary legal victory against what it called one of the largest spam gangs on the Internet, persuading a federal court in Chicago on Tuesday to freeze the group's assets and order the spam network to shut down."

  • Let PAM Take Care of GNU/Linux Security for You (2008-10-15 00:03:11)
    Linux.com: "When they hear the word PAM, most people think of a certain blonde Canadian Playmate, but readers of this Web site surely will recognize the basic element of Linux security: the Pluggable Authentication Modules. So let's talk about how this PAM works, and look at some examples of how it is used."