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Re: When do exploits get used?
From: Luke Scharf <lscharf () aoe vt edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 16:27:47 -0500
On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 14:46, Paul Schmehl wrote:
To think otherwise is foolish, as I said. If one isn't paranoid, one
probably doesn't belong in the security field. If you're sitting back
thinking you're safe because you're patched and you patch quickly, then
you're unalert and exposed.
Patching, passwords, and basic-permissions *are*, however, the 10% of
the work that gets 90% of the benefit. All the stuff that we get
excited about here is just icing on the cake.
Luke Scharf, Systems Administrator
Virginia Tech Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
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