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1 Mar 2007

Sun Telnet daemon worm in the wild

Sun Microsystems warns that a worm exploiting a security flaw in their Telnet daemon is 'in the wild' i.e. currently infecting Sun systems. Sun has evidently issued a patch but a better solution is, um, not to use Telnet, especially across the Internet. SSH is a simple, much more secure replacement in most situations, using SSL to encrypt the network traffic.

More network security links to follow next month

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