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Re: [vox] secure diary thoughts



Hehe.  So you're saying that you and the nitwit made the
same mistake?  ;-)

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Tuesday 25 June 2002 04:35 pm, Rick Moen wrote:
> ...
> Yeah, tell me.  There was a company I worked at (which shall go
> nameless) whose entire internal WAN became compromised because some
> nitwit sysadmin SSH'd out to a public hosting service the firm operates
> and SSH'd back in.  Unfortunately for that nitwit, the hosting service's
> SSH client was trojaned and reported his security tokens directly to the
> bad guy, who then just followed him in.  Game, set, match.
>
> If I'd stuck fully to my principles, I'd never have used the firm's
> IS-maintained workstations to SSH home -- and instead, used only my
> personal laptop for that purpose, thus obeying your dictum about SSH
> being a fine way to traverse hostile networks if you trust both ends.
>
> So, I had to scramble home, lock everything down ASAP, and pray to
> Great Finagle.  That time, I got lucky -- and I never repeated that
> particular mistake.
>
> Carrying the LNX-BBC disk around is very helpful, in that regard.

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