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Security Portal: Kurt's Closet: Linux and Encryption

Aug 25, 1999, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Jim Reavis for this link. ] is proud to announce the inaugural column of Kurt's Closet, appearing every Wednesday and featuring Kurt Seifried, noted security analyst and the author of the "Linux Administrators Security Guide". His first article is part of a series on encryption for Linux.

"Data security is an issue most people pay attention to, but data encryption is often ignored. If an attacker manages to get access to your backup tapes, or gains physical access to a server, your data is suddenly very insecure, despite file permissions. Or if an attacker puts a laptop with sniffing software on your internal network, all that money you spent on securing the fileserver is much wasted. Encrypting your data can solve these problems."

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