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Re: Yahoo! Lessons Learned

  • From: Wayne Bouchard
  • Date: Thu Feb 10 01:14:31 2000

> The reality of "stay connected 24/7" at the household level with
> highspeed internet, makes the possibility  of this attack more of
> a multi level victom attack.   Home users do not know that they are
> leaving the door open to exploitation with simple Window's shares.  Savy

The other thing to note is that average BW per computer is rising
rapidly. Which means that even a single box in someone's home (windows
OR UNIX) can be "usefull" as a source if its compromised. The problem
here is that there really is nothing that can be done to help this
since its a matter of keeping the server secure. Do you know anyone
who wants to train 250 million people in computer security? And of
those 250 million, how many of them even care?

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Wayne Bouchard                                    [Immagine Your    ]
web@typo.org                                      [Company Name Here]
Network Engineer

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