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Re: Re: Security matters: keep thy doors closed!

by bastard (Hermit)
on Jun 14, 2002 at 20:19 UTC ( #174720=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Security matters: keep thy doors closed!
in thread Security matters: keep thy doors closed!

Not to be pedantic or anything, but a box that is turned off with no connections can still be stolen, so it doesn't even stop there.
The thing to remember is that the box doesn't have to be 100% secure, it just needs to look like a less appealing target than the neighbors'. (and all that'll do is reduce, not stop the problems)


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Re(3): Security matters: keep thy doors closed!
by cjf (Parson) on Jun 15, 2002 at 09:53 UTC
    The thing to remember is that the box doesn't have to be 100% secure, it just needs to look like a less appealing target than the neighbors'.

    The "I don't have to run faster than the Lion, only faster than you" idea doesn't apply in situation where practically anyone can automatically compromise thousands of systems a minute.

Re^3: Security matters: keep thy doors closed!
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jun 15, 2002 at 21:33 UTC

    cjf beat me to the punch. These days, any script kiddie can fetch a suite of tools and start compromosing systems without having even a remote clue of what they're doing.

    Also remember that a cracker looking to add drones to his swarm for a staged attack (DDoS, putting an MTA on your box to use you as a spam relay, etc) does not care about the individual systems at all.

    Times have changed. Nowadays, your mere existence makes you an appealing target. (See Honeynet projects et al.)

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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