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Security Linux News for Jun 10, 2000

  • The Times (UK): Inbuilt cracks in Windows' security (2000-06-10 18:41:12)
    "Some computer manufacturers have a vested interest in ensuring the instability of desktop PCs..."

  • MachineOfTheMonth: Decryption for the masses [GnuPG] (2000-06-10 17:08:21)
    "Certainly, in this day and age, emails can be forged... So how can a person make sure that they are protected from unscrupulous individuals that want to put words in their mouth to serve their own purposes? Again, we will look to some of the basic features of the GnuPG program and of public-key cryptography in general."

  • TechRepublic: Linux 101: Basic network security (2000-06-10 12:35:51)
    "...I'll just run through a simple method of locking down a machine on a LAN that is not behind a firewall and that needs quick and cheap protection from unwanted guests."