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Date:   Fri, 30 Jun 2000 10:17:40 -0700
Reply-To:   kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject:   SECURITY: Universities urged to bar telnet and ftp
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Another in my rants against the continued use of insecure protocols such as telnet and ftp. The Chronicle of Higher Education carries an article advising colleges and universities to stop using telnet and ftp due to inherent security risks in the protocols. Good reading:

http://www.chronicle.com/free/2000/06/2000062701t.htm Privacy Expert Advises Colleges to Bar 2 Popular Internet Tools By FLORENCE OLSEN

A computer-privacy expert warned colleges Sunday against continuing to use two popular Internet tools -- Telnet and File Transfer Protocol -- because they offer easy routes for unauthorized people to gain access to personal data on campus networks.

-- Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> http://www.netcom.com/~kmself Evangelist, Opensales, Inc. http://www.opensales.org What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Debian GNU/Linux rocks! http://gestalt-system.sourceforge.net/ K5: http://www.kuro5hin.org GPG fingerprint: F932 8B25 5FDD 2528 D595 DC61 3847 889F 55F2 B9B0


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