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

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 listserv@listserv.ntbugtraq.com and, in the text of  your message (not the subject line), write:

subscribe ntbugtraq

To remove, send e-mail to listserv@listserv.ntbugtraq.com and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:

unsubscribe ntbugtraq

- NT Security
To join, send e-mail to majordomo@iss.net and, in the text of your message (not the subject line), write:

subscribe ntsecurity

To remove, send e-mail to majordomo@iss.net and, in the text of your message  (not the subject line), write:

unsubscribe ntsecurity

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 
mailing lists:

GENERAL SECURITY MAILING LISTS
Alert
Best of Security
Bugtraq
COAST Security Archive
Computer Privacy Digest (CPD)
Computer Underground Digest (CuD)
Cypherpunks
Cypherpunks-Announce
European Firewalls
Firewalls
Intruder Detection Systems Infsec-L
NTBugtraq
NT Security
Phrack
PRIVACY Forum
Risks
SAS (French Speaking Firewalls)
S-HTTP
Sneakers
Secure Socket Layer - Talk
UNINFSEC - University Info Security Forum
Virus
Virus Alert
WWW Security

SECURITY PRODUCTS
SOS Freestone Firewall package
Tiger
TIS Firewallk Toolkit

VENDORS AND ORGANISATIONS
CERT
CIAC
HP
Sun

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