Re: Stopping people finding out uptime?
One more thought to add before this thread dies:
It seems this argument is always centered around doing/not-doing
something because it does/doesn't add to the "true" security of your
What's lost in the argument in the notion of privacy.
Just because somebody knowing my computer's uptime may or may not help
them compromise it, doesn't mean I want them knowing. As an analogy,
somebody knowing the colour of my underwear doesn't compromise me in any
way, but it is definitely private!
On Sun, 2002-04-14 at 21:14, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Apr 2002, Charlie Grosvenor wrote:
> > If I port scan my machine nmap finds out how long my machine has been
> > on for, How can I stop people outside my network from finding this
> > information out?
> Other people have told you how to disable this. This is about a
> different issue:
> It makes absolutely no difference to their ability to do anything to
> your machine. Knowing that it has been up for a couple of hours or a
> couple of years makes no real difference to the ability to attack it.
> So, why did you want to disable this?
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