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RE: ISPs are asked to block yet another port

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Tue Jun 24 01:57:40 2003


On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, gml wrote:

> Security is a lifestyle.
>

People laugh when I say this, do they laugh when you say it?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On Behalf Of
> Christopher L. Morrow
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:00 AM
> To: Niels Bakker
> Cc: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: Re: ISPs are asked to block yet another port
>
>
>
>
> 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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