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NIST releases telnet, IT security drafts

Federal agencies desiring to minimize work disruptions from outside intrusions can begin with simple safeguards, such as preventing unauthorized users from using the telnet protocol to gain access to a server, according to officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Draft documents on computer security released Jan. 22 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology give an example of how unauthorized telnet users simply identify themselves as a guest to gain access to sensitive government files. Full Story

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