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Study Finds Fewer Flaws in Open-source Code

December 16, 2003 |
Software inspection firm Reasoning says MySQL source code contained fewer flaws than its commercial counterparts. But others question Reasoning's reasoning.
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Linux in the Security Crosshairs

December 12, 2003 |
Experts say breaches at two popular Linux projects underscore one important fact: security affects everyone.
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The Future of Open Source in Security

November 19, 2003 |
Fresh from the 2nd Annual Open Source Symposium, Lyne Bourque reports on how open source is contributing to network security for enterprises.
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Primary Response 2.0 Mimics Immune System to Prevent Intrusions

November 12, 2003 |
Sana Security's latest version of its host-based intrusion prevention system searches for vulnerabilities using an approach based on principles of the human immune system.
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Linux Security: Tips from the Experts

October 29, 2003 |
Concerned about the security of your Linux environment or looking for ways to beef up your existing security? Two Linux security pros share tips to help you get up to speed on the latest Linux security advancements.
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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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