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Re: [ProgSoc] FTPing in from home
On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, alister air wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, David John Edney wrote:
> > Alternately, Progsoc could stop deciding for us what we want to do, and if
> > we want to take the chance of someone packet sniffing, then we can, but it
> > seems that isn't about to happen.
> This is not an intelligent statement. The issue is not *your* security
> only. It's everyone's. A valid username/password combination makes
> getting root access to a machine a hell of a lot easier. Some exploits
> only work if you're logged in to a machine in the first place.
I'll certainly believe you there, but I do have to ask, how at risk is
Progsoc? I mean, I can't imagine that many people want to hack in and
steal all our.... what do we have that isn't public domain anyway?
If there is an important reason that progsoc is at risk or needs to be
so secure, then so be it, but I'd imagine that anyone capable of
breaking into Progsoc would be far more interested in breaking into the
uni machines instead, at least they'd definitely have important
information, and the uni machines would also be much more active, and so
presumably easier to find a password on.
> It's probably irritating (to say the least) the Executive by calling
> them "Progsoc" as if it's something other than the membership.
Okay then, I'll refer to them as "the executive" in the future, but it's
just semantics, it was fairly clear what I meant.
"Never argue with an idiot, they'll only drag you down to their level and
beat you by experience" -- Unknown
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