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LinuxWorld: Are you sure that you're secure?

Feb 05, 2000, 01:18 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Far from the glamorous world of the LinuxWorld Expo's exhibition floor, Joe Barr learned a few valuable lessons about security. ... Jon Lasser, system administrator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, was the speaker at a session entitled 'Top Ten Things You Need To Do To Secure Your Linux Box.' "

"Jon voiced a realistic appraisal of how much he -- or any other sysadmin -- can do to stop the bad guys. Among his key points:

  • You can't stop them -- though, if you're lucky, you might catch them
  • There are more of them than you
  • At least some of them are smarter than you
  • They have infinite time available to play on the Internet"
[ Good list of references provided, to get more details on each point - LT ed. ]

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