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Re: ISPs are asked to block yet another port

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Tue Jun 24 00:02:11 2003



On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Niels Bakker wrote:

>
> * chris@UU.NET (Christopher L. Morrow) [Mon 23 Jun 2003, 18:01 CEST]:
> [..]
> > Two interesting points though:
> >
> > 1) Spammers adapt
> > 2) default insecure OS installs cause problems
>
> Employees of XS4ALL, a Dutch ISP, today held several talks about a
> variety of subjects for its customers to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
> One of the talks was about security in general, held by Scott McIntyre.
> Hopefully he'll have the slides on soon because it was an excellent
> talk, in which he touched upon several subjects mentioned in this thread
> (spammers, trojans, viruses, default installations being vulnerable,
>  that port blocking is not a solution at all).
>
> I'll post a URL when it becomes available.

Sweet, too many people just don't take security very seriously :( Its a
shame really, security only seems to matter when the sky is falling, its
not taken as a daily necessity.

-Chris




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