A meditation like this should be run regularly as a reminder!

Just to change the flavour a bit, I'd like to mention the human factor in cracking, as even the tightest, most secure site is wide open for inter-personal attacks unless ALL the users are well-trained on security protocols. You never want to hear "Gee it sounded like an IT guy, why shouldn't I have given him my password" or similar. Such old-time cons still work well, are cross-platform portable and immune to any techno defenses.

My standard plug: read the Risks Digest for plenty of horror stories!

Update: For an interesting though quite dated collection of cracking stories try Out Of The Inner Circle by Bill Landreth.

I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

In reply to Re: Stay aware of security by Albannach
in thread Stay aware of security by tilly

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