Security-Basics

This list is intended for the discussion of various security issues, all for the security beginner. It is a place to learn the ropes in a non-intimidating environment, and even a place for people who may be experts in one particular field but are looking to increase their knowledge in other areas of information security.

The Security-Basics mailing list is meant to assist those responsible for securing individual systems (including their own home computer) and small LANs. This includes but is not limited to small companies, home-based businesses, and home users. This list is designed for people who are not necessarily security experts. As such, it is also an excellent resource for the beginner who wants a non-threatening place to learn the ropes.

0 Administrivia

0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is Security-Basics?
0.1.2 What is appropriate content?
0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?
0.1.4 Is the list moderated?
0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was Security-Basics created?

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?
0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?
0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?
0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?
0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?
0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?
0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?
0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "Security-Basics" to the subject line of each message?
0.3.9 How can I tell whether i am subscribed to the list?



0 Administrivia
0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is Security-Basics?

The Security-Basics mailing list is meant to assist those responsible for securing individual systems (including their own home computer) and small LANs. This includes but is not limited to small companies, home-based businesses, and home users. This list is designed for people who are not necessarily security experts. As such, it is also an excellent resource for the beginner who wants a non-threatening place to learn the ropes.

0.1.2 What is appropriate content?

Please follow the below guidelines on what kind of questions or information should be posted to the Security-Basics mailing list:

0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?

0.1.4 Is the list moderated?

Yes.

0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

Kelly Martin <kel@securityfocus.com>

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was Security-Basics created?

Security-Basics was created on Monday the 6th of November, 2000 by Security-Focus Inc.

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?

Send an e-mail message to security-basics-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?

Send an e-mail message to security-basics-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

If your email address has changed email listadmin@securityfocus.com and ask to be manually removed.

0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?

Unsubscribe from the list and resubscribe to start receiving mailing list traffic again.

0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?

Yes. The digest is generated once a day.

0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?

Send an e-mail message to security-basics-digest-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?

Send an e-mail message to security-basics-digest-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?

You are probably subscribed from a different address than that from which you are sending commands to the list from. Either send email from the appropriate address or email listadmin@securityfocus.com to be unsubscribed manually.

0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "[SECURITY-BASICS]" to the subject line of each message?

Not at this time.

0.3.9 How can I tell whether I am subscribed to the list?

Send an e-mail message to security-basics-query@securityfocus.com. If you want to test whether you are subscribed to the digest send an e-mail message to security-basics-digest-query@securityfocus.com.


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