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- Internet Firewalls Frequently Asked Questions
- "Firewalls have come a long way from the days when this FAQ started. They've gone from being highly customized
systems administered by their implementors to a mainstream commodity. Firewalls are no longer solely in the hands of
those who design and implement security systems; even security-conscious end-users have them at home.
We wrote this FAQ for computer systems developers and administrators. We have tried to be fairly inclusive, making
room for the newcomers, but we still assume some basic technical background. If you find that you don't understand this
document, but think that you need to know more about firewalls, it might well be that you actually need to get more
background in computer networking first. We provide references that have helped us; perhaps they'll also help you. "
(Added: 12-Jan-2001 Hits: 115 )
- Selecting Good Passwords
- "The object when choosing a password is to make it as difficult as possible for a cracker to make
educated guesses about what you've chosen. This leaves him no alternative but a brute-force search,
trying every possible combination of letters, numbers, and punctuation. A search of this sort, even
conducted on a machine that could try one million passwords per second (most machines can try less
than one hundred per second), would require, on the average, over one hundred years to complete. "
(Added: 22-Oct-2000 Hits: 99 )
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