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Security Linux News for Mar 17, 2001

  • SysAdmin: How to Hack UNIX [Part Two of series] (Mar 17, 2001, 23:00)
    "An attacker can walk into an office building, find an unused Ethernet jack, plug in laptop connected to a cell phone and then leave, thereby gaining the ability to attack the network from the inside. Furthermore, a night janitor, for example, could use scanners and probing software (such as Nmap, Nessus, Saint, or Cheops) and quickly build a detailed model of your network with minimal effort."

  • SysAdmin: How to Hack [Overview of Three Part Series] (Mar 17, 2001, 22:10)
    "The first thing to realize is that the majority of hackers possess very little expertise. Teenagers have managed to take major online companies (like Yahoo and CNN) offline with network-based attacks. How can it be that they are not geniuses? To put it bluntly, because the state of computer security, on average, is terrible."