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From: Peter Bancroft <pbancroft@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 08:05:39 +1000
jonathan1.0 wrote:

>> As we noted early yesterday morning, the Army has moved to Mac Webservers
>> running WebSTAR, saying that the World Wide Web Consortium notes that it is
>> "more secure than its counterparts."
>> [WWW Consortium] "there is reason to think that WebSTAR is more secure than
>> its Unix and Windows counterparts. Because the Macintosh does not have a
>> command shell, and because it does not allow remote logins, it is
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>> reasonable to expect that the Mac is inherently more secure than the other
>> platforms. In fact this expectation has been borne out so far: no specific
>> security problems are known in either WebStar or its shareware ancestor
>> MacHTTP."

WebSTAR Admin allows remote logins. I have just put together a Mac based
website and guess what? Someone was trying to hack in within 12 hours.
Mostly trying windoze back doors. When this failed they were trying WebSTAR

It's spooky looking at the log window and seeing this happen. ... and the
hack was coming from inside Telstra (a big Telco here).