Hack Yourself for Top Security

Tuesday, 30 April 2002, 10:21 AM EST

Security, like charity, begins at home. No oneónot your employer, not your ISPóhas a greater effect on whether you're going to get whacked by a virus or have your privacy violated by a Trojan horse or spyware than you. Likewise, if you run a server, the price of that freedom is eternal vigilance. You have to probe your system for weaknesses all the time, patch it promptly, and keep an eye on those log files.

We've created a page at the ExtremeTech Web site with up-to-date links to all of our favorite testing, probing, hacking, and antihacking programs and sites. The goal of /syscheck is to help keep you updated and your system as secure as possible. We'll update the page regularly, and we're also eager to hear about your favorite sites.

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