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LinuxSecurity.com: Pull The Plug?

Jun 26, 2000, 11:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Benjamin D. Thomas)

[ Thanks to Benjamin D. Thomas for this link. ]

"After visiting PullthePlug.com, I thought that our readers would be interested in finding out more about the project. Brian Gemberling, the project leader, has offered multiple Linux, BSD, and CISCO systems to the public for exploration. A listing of available systems with IP address and login information can be found here. Brain invites everyone to use his systems to explore the possibilities of current technology. We decided to interview him because of the number of security concerns that he needed to address. We hope that by reading this interview you have a better understanding of how systems are compromised and how to prevent future incidents."

"LinuxSecurity: Could you explain to our readers what the 'pulltheplug.com' project is about?"

"Gemberling: I can sum up the goal of pulltheplug.com in one word: learning. That's the entire purpose of pulltheplug.com. I get a chance to learn, others get a chance to learn, etc. I think and hope that it is a win-win situation for everyone that comes and uses my network. The best part about pulltheplug.com in my opinion is no holds barred learning. That's the best there is. As I state on my site, just about anything goes except Denial of Service attacks and anything else that is more or less useless and stupid."

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