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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."

Solar Designer's OpenWall Kernel Patch

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Solar's kernel security enhancement patch is now available for the recently-released 2.2.16 Linux kernel. "This patch is a collection of security-related features for the Linux kernel, all configurable via the new 'Security options' configuration section. In addition to the . . .