[LINK] Internet crime stories
Tue, 27 Nov 2001 12:35:43 +1000 (EST)
On 27 Nov, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Of course it can be used that way, but so can remote dialup
> services. Before the internet, we did LOTS of remote controlling with
> dialup modems. The Internet is not required to make a connection. Just a
> phone line and the appropriate receiver at the other end. Sure is a lot
> safer than having a net connection hooked up to the world 24/7.
Before the Internet started, setting up a modem to dial random phone
numbers looking for a modem on the other end was used to find such
services and crack into them.
All sorts of services require security - a modem dial up link is just
another attempt at 'security through obscurity' which is a crack waiting
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