Auckland developer has freeware solution to Windows' security blues
Stories by Juha Saarinen
Not only XP but also W2K SP3
After two years or so of JetStream ADSL, I can’t imagine life without it. Thanks to the broadband connection, I can work from home, and do much more in less time than before.
Another week, another security hole discovered, and even more work on top of your normal duties to plug it. Sounds familiar? Maybe it’s just me, but security issues seem to make up a far greater proportion of your average sysadmin’s duties than ever before.
Last week, Secure Shell (ssh), used extensively for remote access, was partly compromised (see Security Focus). It looks like the ssh protocol version 1.x is potentially vulnerable, and should no longer be used, so I disabled it on the servers I administer, allowing only protocol 2. This meant that I had to distribute updated ssh clients to users whose current programs only support protocol version 1.0.
Similarities to Telecom New Zealand's 0867 scheme are striking
No one answering at company or ISP
SP1 will take care of power management problems and include WDM modem drivers