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RE: A question about modem security
From: "Andrew Shore" <andrew.shore () holistecs com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 18:46:27 +0100


Encryption is handled by the applications above the modem layer.

It is possible to send encrypted data down a modem line.

The insecurity comes from the fact that anyone is capable of connecting
to the modem simply by dialling it and then can brute force there way
onto a system. Also most modems are left on systems by
non-administrators (ie some guy in the off) who do not make any attempt
to secure them.
 
Andrew Shore
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-----Original Message-----
From: David M [mailto:davidbmurphy () verizon net] 
Sent: 24 April 2004 19:28
To: security-basics () securityfocus org
Subject: RE: A question about modem security

Due to the lack of encryption on the  connection. Which is caused by the
limited amount of packets than can be sent over dial up speeds.

-----Original Message-----
From: Adnan Ali [mailto:call_ret () yahoo com] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 4:30 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus org
Subject: A question about modem security

I have read somewhere that dial-up questions using
modems are inherently insecure. Can somebody please
explain to me why it is so?

Thanks,


        
                
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