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InfoWorld: Anti-DoS efforts take hold at universities

Feb 26, 2000, 17:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Fonseca)

"A GROUP OF security companies and organizations are expected to announce an initiative next week that will provide universities with free software to help guard themselves against being turned into "zombies" used to launch a distributed (DoS) denial of service attack."

"SSH Communications Security, the SANS Institute, RSA Security, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and MindBright Technologies will detail plans on Monday to equip more than 130 colleges and universities in the United States with free encryption software via SSHs (Secure Shells)."

"Through the security initiative, every student, faculty members, and staff member from the participating universities will be provided with SSH universal log-ins and stronger authentication channels via SSH product versions 1.0 and 2.1 for use on servers and PCs. Secure Shell is a secure log-in program developed by SSH Communications Security that eliminates clear-text password transmission and provides encrypted file transfers."

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