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Are IT security journalists -- insecure?

Jul 25, 2009, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"I'm not one of them - likely for two very specific reasons.

"1) I run Linux. Yes I know Linux can be attacked too, but it doesn't present the same broad attack surface that Windows PCs provide.

"2) Prior to attending Black Hat (or any conference for that matter), I'll run my own mini pen-test over the course of a few days of regular usage to ensure that I've haven't got open ports running and that I'm not unknowingly passing passwords in the clear."

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