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March 16, 2004

Knock, Knock, Knock

Security Focus has a column

by editor Kelly Martin about back doors and security. "If hundreds of thousands of people are still blindly clicking on attachments in their email, is there any hope of mitigating the threat of hundreds of thousands of compromised systems with open backdoors?"

Hotel networks face hacker threat

"Many hotels have added high-speed wireless connections for executives to surf the Internet or access corporate data on the road."

Free Utilities to Recover Windows Passwords

Here's a site with a collection of utilities to help you recover your lost Windows passwords.

Does open source software enhance security?

The Register has an article about open source software and security. "There are several reasons why open-source software provides for superior computer and network security, but the computing public seems confused about why this is so."

Port Knocking

Linux Journal has an introduction to how trusted users can manipulate firewall rules to transmit information across closed ports. There is also an entire site dedicated to the subject here.

Password Safe

"Password Safe is a tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords."

10-Gigabit Ethernet comes alive

C:Net has an article about 10-gigabit ethernet. "The market for 10-gigabit-per-second Ethernet switching got off to a slow start, but now that corporate customers are looking for more speed on their networks, the technology seems to be hitting its stride."