[LINK] Internet crime stories
Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:18:55 +1100 (EST)
A few years back I ran a Pick system and had a dial in modem for software
support. One day whilst looking through the few logs that Pick had I saw
that someone had apparently tried to log in, I assume after they had
war-dialled the number, and they had left the login identity of "what the
f**k opsys is this".
Fooled them (8-).
On Tue, 27 Nov 2001 email@example.com wrote:
> 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
> to happen.
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