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Re: [vox] password stolen at linuxworld

Speaking as the resident publisher on this list, I smell a book. Anybody 
interested? Such as the person I'm responding to? :@)


On Sunday 10 August 2003 12:48, ME wrote:
> Heh. :-)
> I plan to eventually do a 2 or 3 part talk for NBLUG on System Security,
> but I need to finish my degree first. (?Maybe 2005?)
> Of course there are some problems:
> #1: I sold my car to fund going back to school to finish my degree
> #2: I am working and going to school full time, and don't have much time
> #3: I will be applying to grad school around this time
> I am looking at a few schools so far. If one of the schools is Davis, I
> might be moving out there. (BTW, LUGOD is one of the bigger non-university
> reasons for including UC Davis at such an important point on my list.
> Knowing that I may never get around to do this, if I eventually did it,
> this is what I might do:
> * Network Security    : Sniffers, Protocols, Services
> * System Security     : Local access and priv escalation, hiding data,
>                          kernel patches (their costs and benefits)
> * Progamming security : How to write code to avoid race conditions, buffer
>                          over-runs, and bad assumptions
> What I would like to do is take a "stock Linux install" and then
> demonstrate how users might gain access to stuff they should not. Then
> show counter-measures, and then counter-counter mesasures etc. (Meant to
> show that security is an on-going issue, and to show "making something
> secure" is a *limit* that we try to achieve, but not something we can
> truely achieve.)
> I figure three 1.5 hour presentations could provide enough of the basics
> to help people start adding more security to their systems.
> What the presentation would not be:
> * A "how to secure *your* system. (general "your".)
> * A demonstration of system hacking (only a few samples of cracking;
>     the "hacking" takes much more time with analysis and review.)
> * A "see-all, do all, and end-all" to what is secure and what is not.
> It would be more like, "These are some things you should really pay
> attention to" but that does not mean "anything else is not important."
> Who knows? Maybe I might become a local member to LUGOD some day... :-)
> (I welcome any introductions to professors or students in the Advanced
> degree programs for CS at Davis. I'd like to learn more about what people
> think about it.)
> -ME
> Bill Kendrick said:
> > On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 08:48:46AM -0700, ME wrote:
> >> On some of my servers, I setup a special web page that was available via
> >> htaccess authenticated https that permitted me to open up a hole in the
> >> firewall rules for the IP address from which I was connecting.
> >
> > Mike... I smell a talk. ;)  Wanna do one at LUGOD on stuff like this?
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