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LinuxWorld: Locking doors, latching windows; Keep those pesky script-kiddies out of your system

Dec 02, 1999, 18:16 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"The problem: Let's say you're the owner of a small business. You've put up a Website and an e-mail server so that you can attract and communicate with customers."

"Like so many others, you've found Linux and Apache to be the best combination of price and performance...."

"Then one day it happens: You come to work and find your server and desktop systems cracked and their drives erased. A third system on the LAN is fine because you shut it down before you left the day before. If you hadn't, it would probably be toast as well."

"Evil-hearted crackers? A mad genius trying to make a name for himself? Probably not. Probably nothing more than a script-kiddie with a few tools and nothing better to do on a school night."

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