[LINK] Do as I say....
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sun Aug 10 13:16:50 EST 2008
>Subject: Do as I say, not as I do
>Maybe you have to be a computer geek to find this funny. But I
>think there are a few of those on the list...
>Three reporters have been booted from the "Black Hat" conference on
>computer security. Their offense: hacking the conference's press
>room computer network to zing some fellow reporters.
>The conference includes a "Wall of Sheep" display on which is
>displayed IDs of people discovered to have used the network in
>insecure ways that leave themselves exposed to hacking. The
>conference attendees' network is advertised as insecure and users
>are warned that they may be subjected to hacking. The idea is to
>reinforce awareness of the need for secure practices.
>The press room network, however, was assumed to have been more
>secure than the open wireless network for general
>attendees. Apparently it was not secure enough to make it harmless
>for some of the reporters to have been sloppy about their own security.
>The offending reporters asked to post their fellow reporters'
>identities on the Wall of Sheep but were refused, and instead were
>ejected from the conference for the hacking.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
"No Longer Anonymous, of Berwick"
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