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internetnews.com: Linux Security Expert Defends Debian

Dec 04, 2003, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)

"A Linux expert is defending the way Debian Project leaders handled a recent security breach that took down the servers of the 10-year-old open source effort.

"Jay Beale, lead developer on the Bastille Linux project and a consultant at JJB Security Consulting & Training, told internetnews.com that it's impossible to secure any server connected to the Internet, and it's even more difficult for an open source project like Debian, which has a large group of developers accessing the servers.

"But he said the steps Debian Project administrators took before the breach were key to slowing any damage the attack caused before detection..."

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