LinuxSecurity.com: Linux Security Week – October 30th 2000

“Security is once again a hot topic in the mainstream media. As
you probably already know, Microsoft’s internal networks were
compromised. This raises many questions. Who did it? What was their
intent? A few open source developers have urged “anyone involved
with free software” to stay away from any of Microsoft’s source
released without license. This is to prevent “trafficking in
misappropriated trade secrets.” Much is expected to be uncovered in
the next few weeks.”

“In our feature this week, Dave Wreski interviews the AES
winner, Vincent Rijmen. The NIST algorithm, thoughts on
Linux/security, and the future of internet security is

This week, advisories were released for apache, gnupg,
ping, ypbind, ypserve, mysql, cyrus-sal, curl, ppp-off, and
The vendors include Immunix, Mandrake, Red Hat, and
Slackware. It is critical that you update all vulnerable packages
to reduce the risk of being compromised.”


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