[svlug] botnets

Chris Miller lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 21:22:12 PST 2007


On 1/8/07, Chris Miller <lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/8/07, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> > Quoting Joe Buck (Joe.Buck at synopsys.COM):
> > > Since I don't have the guy's permission I'll keep him anonymous,
> > > though I recall raising the same argument (how do you *know* it was an
> > > openssh hole?) and he convinced me (maybe by verifying that the hole
> > > was still open by attacking himself?, don't recall).
> >
> > Proving that one has a vulnerability doesn't prove it was the avenue of
> > infiltration, of course -- though that's definitely cuggestive of same,
> > and worth knowing.
> >
> > Those were indeed pretty much the bad old days, anyway, when you really
> > had to keep on top of security alerts personally, and updates were not
> > dropped on your doorstep.
>
> <embed class="humor">
>
> You're missing the point.  If you don't have anything worth stealing,
> you can run Windows and still get away without getting hacked.
>
> </embed>
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