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Linux Journal: cat /dev/DiBona/brain: What About E-mail Security?

Jun 23, 2004, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris DiBona)

"Ever used driftnet? I go to a lot of conferences, and one thing I find myself doing while speaking is checking how engaged the audience is by sniffing the 802.11b traffic in the room. Whether this is a measure of how absorbing I am or, to put it delicately, how self-absorbed the conference attendee is, is an open question. That said, it always is surprising to me how little encrypted traffic is flowing on the very open Internet.

"Does anyone use Telnet anymore? I hope not. We have better tools now; SSH and SCP are the way most sane people hop around systems on which they might have accounts. In addition, the days of unreliable and patent-encumbered SSH are gone, and we now have the luxury of using OpenSSH for shelling around..."

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