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Wednesday, May 14, 2003  

Here's an eWeek article about a HIDS (Host Based Intrusion Detection System): Entercept Upgrade Padlocks Servers. I'm not a big fan of some of the commercial security software, mostly because they are closed-source, closed-documentation (as to the internals), and they can be just as vulnerable as anything else. For example, someone could add to a root-kit the ability to detect this HIDS and block access by the HIDS to the root-kit trojans. I don't want to discourage folks from using HIDS, it can be extremely effective. This looks interesting, but....

posted by David | 5/14/2003 02:57:00 PM


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