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Re: Network Sniffing
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 13:19:58 -0500

On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 13:45:37 PST, xtrecate said:
I wasn't alive during the Nixon's reign of wtfs, but I don't think Nixon, or
indeed anyone engaging in underhanded political subterfuge, would be
particularly worried about the log files at insecure.org, which is what my
commentary pertained to.

Just because they *weren't* worried about the logfiles doesn't mean that they
*shouldn't* be worried about the log files.

For those who weren't around at the time - the only reason the whole Watergate
mess unfolded was because a Watergate security guard saw where one of the
burglars had taped a door latch open.  Only reason the guard saw it was because
the dumb burglar had run the tape horizontally, not vertically.....

Most crooks, be they burglars trying to score enough money for their next hit
of crack, or heads of state, end up getting caught because of stupid things
like masking tape put on wrong or a logfile entry for their wget command...

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