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UnixReview: Thinking about Security

Sep 03, 2001, 13:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)
"This month, I thought I'd take a slight detour to talk about security. The Code Red worm and its sequels have been in the news a great deal, and admins running *Nix servers and Apache might be getting a little complacent in the security department, figuring that all is well as long as they're not running IIS.

Don't believe it for a minute. Sure, Apache is widely regarded as being more secure than IIS, and it's been a while since any wholesale, dead-easy exploits for Apache have popped up in the wild. However, because Apache has been the top-dog in the Web server market for a very long time, you can bet there's someone out there trying to come up with a worm or exploit for it. As we've seen in the not-too-distant past, worms can affect Linux."

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