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Wired: Linux-Based Crypto Stops Snoops

Apr 15, 1999, 08:34 (5 Talkback[s])
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"On Tuesday, the Linux FreeS/WAN project released free server software that will use strong encryption to secure any communications sent between two points on the Internet."

"The new software allows a system administrator to set up what is known as a secure data tunnel -- a 1,024-bit scrambled channel between two points over the public Internet. Commercial virtual private network software can cost as much as US$10,000.

FreeS/WAN, on the other hand, is free and relatively easy to use. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation is excited by the project."

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