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Is Linux Really More Secure Than Windows?

October 01, 2003 |
Evangelists on both sides of the Windows vs. Linux aisle would argue to the death that their operating system is inherently safer. But what's really going on?
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AntiOnline Security Spotlight: Linux a Hacker's Delight?

September 25, 2003 |
Sure, Microsoft seems to be suffering a relentless assault on Windows security. However, data suggests that Linux is becoming a hacker's paradise.
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CERT Issues Warning for OpenSSH Flaw

September 17, 2003 |
A buffer management vulnerability in versions of the popular OpenSSH tool could lead to DoS condition or harmful code execution.
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Linux Takes Brunt of Digital Attacks

September 11, 2003 |
Linux remains the most attacked online server operating system, according to a new report.
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OSI Leader Asks Hacker to Stop SCO Attack

August 26, 2003 |
SCO Group recovers from a denial of service attack that took out its site for the weekend, after a leader of the Open Source Initiative argues that the attacks don't help the community's cause.
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Spam and Viruses: Unholy Matrimony, Part 1

August 04, 2003 |
Make no mistake about it -- spam and viruses are deliberate, malicious assaults on our systems that often work together to penetrate and compromise our networks. Carla Schroder's new series takes a look at server-level and client-side defenses for defeating the two-headed monster.
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"Hacking Exposed" Chat

June 17, 2003 |
Update: The 'go to' site for everything from removing grass stains to building beowulf clusters redently hosted a chat with the authors of 'Hacking Exposed'. Transcripts are available online.
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Building Firewalls with iptables, Part 2

June 10, 2003 |
Exposing any system, no matter how briefly, to an untrusted network is suicidal. A firewall is absolutely vital, and fortunately, the Linux world offers an excellent free firewall utility in netfilter/iptables. Carla Schroder takes a deeper look at iptables with additional rules and scripts for basic firewalling and sharing Internet connections.
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Building Firewalls with iptables, Part 1

May 28, 2003 |
Exposing any system, no matter how briefly, to an untrusted network is suicidal. A firewall is absolutely vital, and fortunately, the Linux world offers us an excellent free firewall utility in netfilter/iptables.
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DoS Hole Found in Linux Kernel

May 15, 2003 |
A security vulnerability exists in the way the open-source Linux Kernel handles caching of routing information.
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'Fizzer' Worm Squirms Across the Web

May 12, 2003 |
Anti-virus experts are monitoring a new mass-mailing worm spreading itself via e-mail address books and the Kazaa P2P network.
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SCO Looks for Linux Community Link in DoS Attack

May 06, 2003 |
Citing the fact that Friday's denial of service attack occurred within 48 hours of IBM's response to SCO's intellectual property infringement suit, SCO says it is investigating whether there is a link between members of the Linux Community and the attack.
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More Headaches for Sendmail

March 31, 2003 |
A remotely exploitable vulnerability in the open source message transfer agent leaves the Sendmail organization scrambling over the weekend to prevent attacks on unpatched servers.
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    Meta: Antivirus Vendors will Tackle Spam by 2004

    March 25, 2003 |
    Leading antivirus vendors will dive into the war over spam, offering users antispam software by 2004, according to a new report from Meta Group.
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    Picking Your Anti-Spam Poison: The Spam Series, Part 2

    March 17, 2003 |
    The onslaught of spam is spawning a growing spate of solutions, but which approach to fighting spam is best for your organization? Join Jacqueline Emigh as she reveals the pros and cons of the various host-based services, hardware appliances, and software gateways currently available for combating spam.
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    Linux Goes Under Security Microscope

    February 13, 2003 |
    IBM, Oracle and Red Hat plans to put Linux up for Common Criteria certification, an international standard that grades technology for reliability and security.
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    Microsoft to Open Windows Code to Foreign Governments

    January 15, 2003 |
    Software giant addressing security concerns, response to Linux
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    Open Source Group Issues Top Ten Web Vulnerabilities

    January 13, 2003 |
    New report says many government and private sector security flaws are 'surprisingly common' and can be exploited by unsophisticated hackers.
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    The Basics of Linux Network Security

    January 10, 2003 |
    The pervasiveness of the Internet has led to more opportunities for your company's servers to be attacked from without. Part-time Linux admins, never fear. Our updated network security basics document will get you well on your way to locking down your system.
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    Supreme Court Withdraws Stay in DVD Encryption Case

    January 06, 2003 |
    Justice O'Connor drops order in jurisdictional wrangling over where programmer who allegedly posted code to de-scramble DVD encryption can be sued.
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