RE: Future Linux devel. Kernels

Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 16:48:47 EST

On 8 May, Simon Richter wrote:
| On Mon, 8 May 2000 wrote:
| > | Noone can escape a 9-dot printer on /dev/lp0.
| > Sure I can: cause it to syslog a lot of garbage so it runs out of
| > paper.
| Yes, but your login has already been recorded. Oh, I need to disable the
| reverse linefeed function... :-)

Who says *I* logged in? Use a bunch of 0wn3d systems to
repeatedly attempt logins (and if any succeed I keep the passwords!),
let it run long enough, then do the *real* breakin.

Security truism: if someone *really* wants in, s/he will get in. And
there isn't anything you can do about it.

brandon s. allbery	   os/2,linux,solaris,perl
system administrator	kthkrb,heimdal,gnome,rt,cyrus
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			kf8nh
    We are Linux. Resistance is an indication that you missed the point.

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