[Snort-users] FW: Today's News: The Dobermans behind the firewall

Fallon, Benjamin bfallon at ...4839...
Fri Mar 1 05:06:04 EST 2002


Just thought you guys/gals ;-) might be interested.  Another well deserved
drink, I think.

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February 28, 2002
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IN THIS ISSUE | Today's Highlights

1. FEATURES AND TOP STORIES 
  - Bad Packets: Snort -- the Dobermans behind the firewall
  - Tip: Configuring secure authentication on Cisco routers
  - Advice: VPN resources invisible?
  - Juniper: No losses to Cisco
  - Cisco shares dip on analyst forecast
  - Scripting flaw leaves sites vulnerable

2. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND LINKS
  - Poll: DoS downtime?
  - Search Engine: Test drive our new Google search
  - The Missing Link: Freak N64 death prompts mother to sue
  
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LEAD STORY:

BAD PACKETS: SNORT -- THE DOBERMANS BEHIND THE FIREWALL | News:
searchNetworking

Snort, an open-source intrusion detection system (IDS) package, is the
highly-trained Doberman pack that roams the company grounds, pawing at
intruders, sniffing at their packets in a deceptively unobtrusive manner and
occasionally, when things are manifestly uncool, biting them gently in half.

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tml

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CONFIGURING SECURE AUTHENTICATION ON CISCO ROUTERS | Tip: Michael Martin

Welcome to the second of three articles on how to implement a cost-effective
and secure system auditing and accounting (SAA) system for Cisco networks
based on Terminal Access Controller Access Control (TACACS). In this
article, we will cover configuration options for secure access to Cisco
routers and switches in a multi-user access environment.

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VPN RESOURCES INVISIBLE?  | Advice: searchNetworking

"I am using a Win2k system to connect to a local domain. I have configured a
VPN connection to a Win2k VPN server. I know the account that I am using
works under a Win98 VPN connection; however, it doesn't work correctly under
Win2k. I am able to connect (if I ping the server, I get an IP address), but
I can't see any other resources on the other side of the VPN. What's up?"

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JUNIPER: NO LOSSES TO CISCO  | News: CNET

Juniper's market share has shrunk, but the company says it has not lost
customers.

CISCO SHARES DIP ON ANALYST FORECAST  | News: Reuters

Shares in Cisco Systems fell 8% when a brokerage cut its earnings forecast
for the company. Wachovia Securities said Cisco's revenue could fall as much
as 5% this quarter, compared to the last quarter.

SCRIPTING FLAW LEAVES SITES VULNERABLE | News: CNET

Web servers running on the Linux or Solaris operating systems and running
the open-source scripting language, PHP, are vulnerable to exploit by
attackers. PHP has a handful of vulnerabilities and SANS said that at least
one exploit is available, though the holes are not easy to break through.
PHP is often installed on servers running Apache and the often-picked-upon
Microsoft IIS, though this time, IIS users seem to be in the clear. The
flaws, a collection of heap overflows and problematic boundary checks, could
crash vulnerable servers or allow attackers full access to them.

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Stories: http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/news/
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THE MISSING LINK | Freak N64 death prompts mother to sue

Sometimes Nintendo isn't a game -- it's a gamble. It was for a
30-year-old Louisiana man. He may have known that the flashing lights
of his N64 gave him seizures, but he still spent some 48 hours each
week behind the console! His final seizure threw him headfirst into a
table -- a fatal blow. Now his mother is taking Nintendo to court.
She's suing for "her son's lost future earnings," which may not have
been much considering he spent what amounts to six workdays playing
games. Nintendo denies any accountability in this case. The company
puts seizure warnings on its boxes.   (Source: vnunet)

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