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RE: ISPs are asked to block yet another port
From: "Christopher L. Morrow" <chris () UU NET>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 05:55:28 +0000 (GMT)



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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