LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2020, 08:41 AM   #106
garpu
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 611

Rep: Reputation: 281Reputation: 281Reputation: 281

The problem with computer security (or security in general) is that the more you think about it, the more things you see, and the quicker you find yourself in a Phillip K. Dick novel. Some paranoia is good. Too much can ruin your day. Not sure where the balance is.
 
3 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-02-2020, 10:03 AM   #107
juliusse
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2020
Location: where the wind goes
Distribution: Slackel
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
The problem with computer security, as we all know, is most of the time a problem of keyboard-chair interface.
 
3 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-02-2020, 10:04 AM   #108
keithpeter
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2015
Location: 52:30N 1:55W
Distribution: Slackware 14.2 and Current
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by garpu View Post
Not sure where the balance is.
Hope we are all well.

The nice thing about the open source/free/libre software process is that different projects will strike their balance in different ways. It should be possible for OP to find a distribution to contribute to that shares the OP's threat model.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 10:41 AM   #109
garpu
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 611

Rep: Reputation: 281Reputation: 281Reputation: 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by juliusse View Post
The problem with computer security, as we all know, is most of the time a problem of keyboard-chair interface.
This is very true. Social engineering has been behind some of the biggest hacks--no computer needed. Like when I did IT at a university, you wouldn't believe the parents who thought they could just call up and get their offsprings' email passwords over the phone. We had a policy of only resetting things (not with the automated system that went to a backup email) of in person with ID presented. Not foolproof, but you can only do so much.

Dealing with angry parents wasn't fun, and you know they'd be the first to complain, if someone handed over their credentials in essentially a social engineering hack.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 10:53 AM   #110
juliusse
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2020
Location: where the wind goes
Distribution: Slackel
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by garpu View Post
This is very true. Social engineering has been behind some of the biggest hacks--no computer needed. Like when I did IT at a university, you wouldn't believe the parents who thought they could just call up and get their offsprings' email passwords over the phone. We had a policy of only resetting things (not with the automated system that went to a backup email) of in person with ID presented. Not foolproof, but you can only do so much.

Dealing with angry parents wasn't fun, and you know they'd be the first to complain, if someone handed over their credentials in essentially a social engineering hack.
Not only social engineering, but bad habits and practices. Lots of script-kiddies, self-hosted machines, IoT...
A link in french, but easily understandable.
https://blog.imirhil.fr/2016/03/02/vncfail.html
 
Old 09-02-2020, 12:56 PM   #111
philanc
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Posts: 258

Rep: Reputation: 226Reputation: 226Reputation: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by juliusse View Post
A link in french, but easily understandable.
https://blog.imirhil.fr/2016/03/02/vncfail.html
Easily understandable, I guess, ...when you speak french ;-)
 
Old 09-03-2020, 06:16 AM   #112
juliusse
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2020
Location: where the wind goes
Distribution: Slackel
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by philanc View Post
Easily understandable, I guess, ...when you speak french ;-)
online traduction (deepl, the big bad G., what you want) can help you.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Potential Exploit? Potential Backdoor? Strange code in '/usr/android/adb' Package: android-tools-adb slicktrail Linux - Security 1 12-05-2016 05:05 AM
LXer: What The Intelligence Community Doesn't Get: Backdoor For 'The Good Guys' Is Always A Backdoor LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-11-2014 06:50 AM
Will a RISK Processor Run on Linux, PA-RISK 8500 at 400MHz CPU IBNETMAN79 Linux - General 2 03-08-2002 07:09 PM
Will a RISK Processor Run Linux, PA-RISK 8500 CPU IBNETMAN79 Linux - Newbie 1 03-08-2002 06:49 PM
Will A RISK CPU Run Linux, HP PA-RISK 8500 CPU IBNETMAN79 General 0 03-08-2002 06:39 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration