Recently, a big flap has arisen over vulnerabilities in OpenSSH and a new bug in OpenSSL, two packages that are cornerstones on which secure access to
Linux is built. Of course, these vulnerabilities concern folks; many of us depend on SSH or SSL sessions for our livelihood. We do remote
administration, retrieve e-mail and even do such mundane and ordinary tasks as pay bills. If these services aren't secure, we as Linux people could
have a hard time keeping peanut butter and jelly on our dinner tables.
October 2, 2003