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Security Linux News for Nov 10, 2008

  • Problems with Penetration Testing (Nov 10, 2008, 23:33)
    Security Watch: "Penetration testing is as popular as ever, yet it continues to miss the mark. As a means of validating the security of an application system, it fails miserably on several counts."

  • 50 Must-Have Open Source Tools for Security (Nov 10, 2008, 21:33)
    Datamation: "The area of open source security software is growing rapidly, with a cornucopia of apps for every use: anti-spam, firewalls, forensics, encryption, log monitoring, passwords – the list is growing even as you read this."

  • Researchers Hijack Storm Worm to Track Profits (Nov 10, 2008, 16:33)
    Washington Post: "A single response from 12 million e-mails is all it takes for spammers to turn annual profits of millions of dollars promoting knockoff pharmaceuticals, according to an unprecedented new study on the economics of spam."