Security Recommendation Guides from the NSA

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Patrice, Apr 18, 2003.

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  1. Patrice

    Patrice Registered Member

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    Hi guys!

    I'm sure you are all wondering what the NSA is writing about Microsoft. I have to say that some hints aren't that bad. To be honest with you, if everyone would set his computer like that, hackers would have a really hard time. But check it out for yourself:

    http://www.nsa.gov/snac/index.html

    Let me know what you're thinking about it!

    Best regards!

    Patrice
     
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    NSA is kind of paranoid. You can secure any system as much as you like, but, please, a computer serves a purpose: you have to be able to work with it.

    Have a look at www.cisecurity.org for a more practical approach. There are more security baslines available:

    http://www.bsi.de/english/index.htm

    And for dutch readers: www.platforminformatiebeveiliging.nl
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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  4. Patrice

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    Hi meneer!

    Perhaps you're right when you call them paranoid, but at least they know the source code from Microshit. And who else does? I think they know exactly where the weaknesses are, right?

    As I mentioned in another post already, you need to know how they attack that you know how to defend yourself!

    I will work myself through your links!

    Best regards!

    Patrice
     
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