Slashdot | Getting Started in Network Security?

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Slashdot | Getting Started in Network Security?

Postby nafri » Mon May 26, 2003 2:33 pm

on the slashdot an interesting thread on netwrok security has started on 25 may 2003. check http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/03/ ... 26&tid=172

the thread is becoming a good reference point (interesting books, mailing lists, websites, etc. have been mentioned), as well as generating debate on good practices in network security.

for a pakistani context, and as a starting point on our PLUC forum, it would be interesting to learn if systems are updated and patches are applied in corporate and academic settings here.

it would also be interesting to learn how the top-management in pakistani organisations view network security. and how sysadmins, our heroes, deal with it.

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Re : Security

Postby LinuxFreaK » Tue May 27, 2003 2:06 am

Dear Irfan,
Thanks but No one can claim that his network is secure even NASA as well as Swis Bank there is 20 % Money for Hackers they said attack and get your money if you can. and for Security www.linuxsecurity.com is the best site and about latest vlun try www.cert.org
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Postby xman » Thu May 29, 2003 4:51 pm

I concur with LinuxFreak, there's no such thing as a 'unbreakable network' .. in my opinion the most secure network is the one that is powered off :lol:

btw, http://www.hatsecurity.com is not bad that bad too :D
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Postby Mumtaz » Sat May 31, 2003 10:47 pm

I work for a small company. We use Smooth Wall GPL (free version) on a computer hard disk to act as a Firewall for our network. My boss's laptop has Zone Alarm, but that laptop has Windows XP.

I am a database programmer. So I am not knowledgeable about Linux and Security :? . I am learning.

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