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NewsForge: The Seventh Commandment of System Administration

Jun 07, 2005, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Warshawsky)

"There are many ways to accidentally open security holes into your servers and network, but none are more preventable than the ones that you yourself will inadvertently open. Examples of these include using Telnet instead of SSH, sending valuable system information in plain text emails, and not using SSL encryption on sensitive Web-based applications. As a general rule, always assume that encryption is a good thing.

"VII. Thou shalt use encryption for insecure services..."

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