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LinuxPR: A six-hour free program on Threats to Electronic Privacy, and Countermeasures

Jul 21, 2000, 00:49 (1 Talkback[s])

"Broadband Internet access (both DSL and Cable) is always on, giving crackers a continual opportunity to probe your computers for weaknesses for breakins, if for no reason than to attack more high profile sites such as Yahoo, the White House, or perhaps the Pentagon."

"The experience of having your home or business computers violated is unpleasant. This forum will address those threats and suggest countermeasures."

"Beyond that, it will cover threats to privacy, Keeping secrets on the net (pgp, ssl, ssh, vpns, secure email, etc.); Creating anonymity on the net (anonymous network clients, remailers, etc.); Data Havens (protecting data on the net, e.g., Freenet, steganographic havens); and Medical records, both paper and electronic, and will seek solutions from the other technologies covered, and from the audience, to protect the privacy of this most-private data."

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