Call for papers
SecurityFocus ( www.securityfocus.com ) is currently accepting submissions for new Infocus articles. We would like to extend an invitation to security researchers, authors and academics for submissions on topics of interest to the security community. Submissions should include a short summary along with the author's name, email address and contact information. All submissions should be in MS Word format and should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hardening the TCP/IP stack to SYN attacks
This article discusses methods of hardening the TCP/IP stack of various operating systems to make servers more resistant to SYN flooding and SYN spoofing Denial of Service (DOS) attacks.
Slow Down Internet Worms With Tarpits
This timely article discusses how to slow the spread of Internet worms using a tarpit and IPtables on Linux. A similar approach could potenially be used with tarpits on Windows platforms, Solaris, OpenBSD, and others.
Firewall Evolution - Deep Packet Inspection
Deep Packet Inspection can be seen as the integration of Intrusion Detection (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention (IPS) capabilities with traditional stateful firewall technology.
Linux Firewall-related /proc Entries
This article will discuss Linux kernel variables and the effect they have on network security for your host or firewall. These variables determine the handling of network packets and are independent of any kernel filtering rules.
The Enemy Within: Firewalls and Backdoors
This article presents an overview of modern backdoor techniques, discusses how they can be used to bypass network firewalls.
Welcome to the SecurityFocus Firewalls Focus Area
SecurityFocus is very pleased to announce the roll-out of the new Firewalls focus area.