LeRoy Cressy on Tue, 23 Sep 2003 08:36:07 -0400

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[PLUG] Security Alert about VPN

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Hi All,

I Saw the following article on http://slashdot.org
which lead me to this great article "Linux's answer to MS-PPTP"

With your interest in security and those who are considering setting up a VPN I would take this information very seriously. The worse thing that can happen is to think that you are secure when you are not.

                    Use Encryption Well

Anyone can use encryption. Unfortunately, its also true anyone can use encryption badly. Using encryption badly is worse than not using encryption at all. If you know that you are not using encryption, you will probably be careful with the files and email messages that contain information that you would like to keep secret. You might think twice before creating documents that contain damaging information. But if you are using bad encryption or if you are using good encryption badly, you might be lulled into a false sense of security while your confidential information remains available to others.

Simson Garfinkel, "PGP: Pretty Good Privacy" (Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1995), p. 10.

The above quote is appropriate to the information about protecting your network. It is time for the Open Source community to wake up and fix the holes in some of the security tools.

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