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Posted on 21-Oct-2001 11:50 GMT by Christian Kemp6 comments
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Jack Meihauf wrote: Is there such a thing these days? With the word that amiga.org was hacked, maybe we should be securing our web sites? Well, theres always one thing that comes first. And that is Backups. It also pays to not keep back ups on the same server.
The administrooskis should pay more attention to security, and also the security of the backups.

An example. Don't named backups yoursite2, yoursite3 etc.., if you're going to leave them on the server. I truely hope Amiga.Org didn't name their backups ao2, ao3 etc. That would be truely silly.

Anyway, best of luck in getting the site up and running, you'll need it with these types pf people around,. Hmm. Maybe you should offer them a job securing the site?

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Secure Websites : Comment 2 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by mbpark on 22-Oct-2001 00:32 GMT
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What it comes down to is having a group of admins that really know what they are doing.
I feel bad for Wayne, because he's got so much more going on that he needs to concentrate on, as well as a website.
Running a secure website means being totally paranoid. It's insane how much work you have to do, no matter what the OS, to make sure that things are straight.
Especially in the Amiga community, where several people like to create wars because of their products, and because these selfsame people ruin it for the rest of us by making the Linux crowd look tame by comparison with their zealotry and hatred. Theo DeRaadt should take lessons from some of the people in the Amiga community.
I do a lot of work with several secure websites, and it's a bitch. I have to be absolutely sure I am doing everything right and then double-check myself again. I've been owned before on my servers, and any admin who isn't a total overconfident ass will tell you the same. We learn each time.
Incidents like this make me think that Bill McEwen and Fleecy Moss must love what they are doing more than anything else, especially with some of the hatred present in this community, and the large amount kicked up by DE and 4.0 apparently.
I want amiga.org back up, as do my Amiga-using friends. We can't let the idiots bring us down.
fggh on #c-64 (efnet)
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