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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.
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.