RE: Ten least secure programs

From: David Gillett (
Date: 07/03/03

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    To: "'Jay D. Dyson'" <>, "'Security-Basics List'" <>
    Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 09:13:58 -0700

    > FTP (use scp instead)
    > POP (use SSH+POP instead)
    > IMAP (use IMAP+stunnel instead)
    > Kazaa (nufsed)
    > Clear-text IM services (use Jabber+SSL instead)

      The value of a "bottom ten" list is extremely limited,
    IMNSHO, unless it includes alternative recommendations.
    The list doesn't have to be exhaustive, and there are
    exceptions such as Kazaa, but for business-critical
    functions like web and email, it does no good to warn
    about specific implementations unless you also indicate
    that more-secure alternatives exist.
      Jay's offerings above set an excellent example.

    David Gillett

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