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RootFest Opens Today

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"The Midwest's largest computer security convention opens today in St. Paul's RiverCentre. RootFest organizers estimate that as many as 1000 people may attend RootFest this year. It is hoped that the con will be broadcast in both audio and video in . . .

Linux Kernel Auditing Project

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Brian Paxton writes, "It's an attempt to audit the linux kernel for any security vulnerabilities and/or holes and/or possible vulnerabilities and/or possible holes, and of course without adding more bugs or drawbacks to the existing kernels. The suggested kernels to be audited are 2.0.x kernel series , 2.2.x kernel series, and the 2.3.x/2.4.x kernel series. The group and it's work shall be dealt and worked with via a mailing list."

Bastille Linux: A Walkthrough

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This article presents a walkthrough of Bastille Linux, a popular hardening program for Red Hat and Mandrake, available for free from Jon Lasser, Pete Watkins, myself, and the rest of the Bastille Linux project. This walkthrough won't be the kind . . .

The Arash Baratloo interview

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Here is an interview with the authors of Libsafe..."Arash Baratloo and Navjot Singh two of the primary developers for Libsafe, a free software library that protects against security exploits based on buffer overflow vulnerabilities. They work as members of . . .

Security holes going unpatched

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The CIO Council is asking every federal chief information officer to find and fix the lapses that made a top 10 list of critical Internet security threats. The list, released Thursday, includes problems that have solutions, but the solutions have . . .

SANS Top 10 Threats

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The System and Network Security group is is meeting with several key players in the information security arena on Friday to discuss and outline the 10 top security threats. "Tomorrow (June 1) the FBI, Justice Department, GSA, the CIAO . . .

Zope Lassos Pesky Trojan

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Zope Weekly News has reported a problem with its security model that appears to be potentially pervasive and not necessarily Zope-specific. This is the first installation in a three-part series on Zope's efforts to rein in the trojan, which will . . .

Poking Holes in Linux

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The recent "back-door" in an open source program has some questioning just how secure open source is, or really can be. "A hole discovered in a Red Hat Linux product has experts debating how secure open-source software is, given . . .

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