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SecurityFocus: An Overview of LIDS

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GNU/LinuxWhat is LIDS?

In traditional Unix models, the root user is all-powerful. Root is exempt from the rules and regulations of the filesystem, and has abilities that other users do not: putting interfaces into promiscuous mode, for example.
 
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'Redesi' worm reformats hard drives

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SecurityZDNet News has this story:
A worm disguising itself as a security patch for Microsoft products will in fact reformat the victim's C: drive. The Redesi worm spreads by e-mail under a number of guises, and is set to trigger on November 11, 2001. But not all PCs are vulnerable to the worst of its effects, and there is an easy way to stop the damage.

(Also check out Symantec's (technical) write-up. -twa)
 
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iPAQ H3800 - the photos

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Compaq's new iPAQ - the H3800 gets its 15 minutes at www.pocketpcpassion.com. A bunch of nice photos to show how it looks compared to other Pocket PC's. Hint: they all look nearly the same. I wonder if you can actually use it for anything?

Doh! What the hell. I'm starting to want one.
 
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A glance at pervasive multithreading

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OSNews is hosting a discussion (well, an article about BeOS pervasive multithreading, but with a very interesting discussion) about the result of having a pervasive multithreading OS model. Check out the discussion here.
 
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OpenBSD: Replacing WEP With IPsec

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OpenBSD/NetBSDJoshua Stein has written an article about using IPSec instead of WEP on wireless networks, under OpenBSD. From the article:
"WEP has been proven insecure and is thus inadequate for protecting a wireless network from eavesdropping or abuse. I have implemented IPsec with manual keying between a router and a client as a replacement."

Read the full article.
 
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.biz domains must wait two more weeks

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NewsNeuLevel, the company in charge of registering .biz top level domains, apparently have fouled up the process to such an extent that they have been ordered to get their act together by a U.S. judge.

Originally planned to start real-time registrations of .biz domains 23rd this month, the startup has been pushed to november 7. As with most other stuff happening in LaaLaa-land, NeuLevel have been sued for its handling of .biz-registrations. This comes in addition to the sorry handling of .info domains by Afilias.

More on these matters on cnet.com.
 
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Linux 2.4.13-pre4 is out

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GNU/LinuxLinux 2.4.13-pre4 is available as of right now. Get your copy of it, and read the changelog.

Alternatively, you could visit www.kernel.org and get the latest stable release.
 
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MySQL 4.0 Alpha is out

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Check out the press release at the MySQL website.
 
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Steve Gibson gets support from the FBI on Windows XP

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WindowsMichael Anderson joins the ranks of Steve Gibson complaining that Microsoft is making Windows XP too powerful and secure for our own good.
 
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Ssssh! Don't tell anyone we have a flaw. Please?

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SecurityScott Culp, head gorilla at the Redmond Circus, talks about "security people", security people, publication of exploits, vulnerabilities and why his life started to suck after he found out "ethics and intelligence aren't a package deal".
 
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