A. Mailing lists will help keep you up to date with all the latest bugs, exploits and information on security. Hackers like to keep up to date with this information so maybe you should too. If you have and interest and a need for security I personally do recommend joining mailing lists, but do be prepared for the amount of mail you will receive. Digest version of mailing lists are also available which send only the general highlights from a given period of time. Below are two of the most popular mailing lists for NT security.
NTBugtraq is a mailing list for the discussion of security exploits and
security bugs in Windows NT and its related applications.
To join, send e-mail to email@example.com and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:
To remove, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:
- NT Security
To join, send e-mail to email@example.com and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:
To remove, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:
NT Security Mailing List is a moderated mailing list discussing Windows NT
security as well as the Windows 95 and Windows For Work Group security
issues. The issues discussed will be everything at the host and application
level security as well as at the network level.
Below is a list of some of the other well-known and popular security related
GENERAL SECURITY MAILING LISTS
Best of Security
COAST Security Archive
Computer Privacy Digest (CPD)
Computer Underground Digest (CuD)
Intruder Detection Systems Infsec-L
SAS (French Speaking Firewalls)
Secure Socket Layer - Talk
UNINFSEC - University Info Security Forum
SOS Freestone Firewall package
TIS Firewallk Toolkit
VENDORS AND ORGANISATIONS
See http://xforce.iss.net/maillists/ for more information on security mailing lists and how to join them.
Also see www.sans.org which has information and a mailing list.
Contributed by Nathan House