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FOCUS on Linux: Clear Text Communication - Slaying the Beast Part Two

Created: 24 Oct 2000 • Updated: 03 Nov 2010
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by Hal Flynn

In our last article, we discussed moving to secure communication by eliminating telnet, in favor of SSH. We discussed the technical skills needed in such a transition, as well as the soft skills.

In this article, we go a step further in eliminating clear text passwords, exploring mail retrieval protocols. We discuss freely available mail software, features of the software, and how to implement these packages to provide secure authentication and communication. By implementing a cryptographic communication posture, we take one more step towards Slaying the Clear Text Beast.

 

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Clear Txt Comm. Pt. I
Hal Flynn

RFC 1939
J. Meyers & M. Rose

RFC 2595
Chris Newman

Stunnel
Michal Trojnara

Apache with SSL
Dale Coddington

OpenSSH Homepage
OpenSSH Project

OpenSSL Homepage
OpenSSL Project
 

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