IT administrators told to get hacking

Monday, 21 February 2005, 3:23 PM EST

The best way for IT administrators to test their systems is by using hacking tools against them, according to a leading security specialist.

The plethora of exploit code available on the web to attack corporate servers should be used as a resource to test computer security. By running such code administrators can judge the efficacy of their defences and make appropriate adjustments.

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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