LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week – May 15th, 2000

[ Thanks to Benjamin
D. Thomas
for this link. ]

“Do you feel the love? Last week the ‘Love Bug’ was a hot topic.
It appeared on practically every television/radio news broadcast,
in newspapers, and even on the cover of today’s TIME magazine.
While many non-Windows users were boasting that their operating
system was not effected, some took a different stand. In the
articles ‘Could there be a Linux Love Bug?’and ‘What We Talk About
When We Talk About Love Bugs,’ both authors made the point that
scripts such as these that also effect Linux, may be just around
the corner. Both articles provide a different perspective. I would
recommend taking look at these.”

“Last week, David Corcoran, founder of the Linux SmartCard
Project released an interesting paper: ‘Introduction To
Authentication.’ In this feature he describes Unix passwords, their
insecurities, RSA, and using RSA PAM authentication.. This paper
also includes how intruders gain access to password protected
systems, the basics of public key cryptography, digital signatures,
and smartcards….”

“Thank you for reading LinuxSecurity.com’s weekly security
newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our
readers with a quick summary of each week’s most relevant Linux
security headlines and system advisories.
It is distributed
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