• From: Steve Baker <ice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 12:56:01 -0500


CRYPTO-GRAM Newsletter. Bruce Schneier's CRYPTO-GRAM Newsletter for June [1]
is out. It covers a wide range of topics, including the attacks and
the Honeynet project. "The results are fascinating. A random computer on the
Internet is scanned dozens of times a day. The life expectancy of a default
installation of Red Hat 6.2 server, or the time before someone successfully
hacks it, is less than 72 hours. A common home user setup, with Windows 98 and
file sharing enabled, was hacked five times in four days. Systems are
subjected to NetBIOS scans an average of 17 times a day. And the fastest time
for a server being hacked: 15 minutes after plugging it into the network."



                                                                - Steve

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