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RE: "It's ok we're behind a firewall"
From: "James Liddil" <jliddil () phytoceutica com>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 13:00:07 -0500


"It's ok we're behind a firewall"

The response I received from a DBA when I forwarded an
email detailing a security vulnerability in a
particular database application.

And not the first time I have heard this response when 
cautioning about security vulnerabilities.

I want to raise the security awareness of the company
so that they start to understand that a Firewall isn't
absolute protection.

Read Kevin Mitnicks book "Art of Deception" and then pass it around to the
various folks.  Also see this WRT how social engineering can be used:

http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,57753,00.html to get past the
"firewall"

Jim Liddil


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