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Old 11-08-2005, 04:41 AM   #1
kinL
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Eye opener needed


Hi all,

I am busy revising a security course I am going to present in the near future. I am looking for a real eye opener on this course. You know, something that will make the guys sit up in their seats and thing "what the hell ...."

I want them to really see why security is important. Many administrators prefer to not think about security, as if the problem will just then go away.

I know there is a thin line between teaching a security course and teaching a cracker course. I do not want these guys to become crackers but on the other hand one needs to think like one to stop one.

Your ideas will be great.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:54 AM   #2
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Do a clean install of XP right in front of them, go to a "dodgy" web site, and then show them how fast an unprotected computer can get infected with malware?
 
Old 11-08-2005, 07:23 AM   #3
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There was an article a few months back about a test of how long it took for an unprotected Windows box to get cracked once it was placed on the net. If I remember correctly the time was minutes, not hours. And this was with no user activity, just a plain install of XP with no firewalls or antivirus and then connected to the net.

With those kinds of times, you might be able to do a live "demo" right in front of them.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 07:55 AM   #4
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And if you need it done quicker, log onto a scriptkiddie IRC channel and say "You're all lame, I bet you can't touch my computer!"
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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If I remember correctly the time was minutes, not hours.
Less than the time to get the patch
 
  


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