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RE: Re: Media Hackers

On Sat, 28 Sep 2001 at 10:19 AM, Phillip Hofmeister wrote:
>On Sat, 28 Sep 2002 at 05:36:06PM +0100, Dale Amon wrote:
>> I'm curious if anyone has thought about ways of blocking
>> this sort of attack before it gets to the home user?
>> 	http://www.the-dailyrant.com/archives/000855.html#000855
>> I think it is especially important to those of us
>> who are not under US law, living in places where such
>> activity would not only *be* criminal, but would be treated
>> as such under law.
>1. This post (like the one before it) is probably off-topic and is marked
> as such...

I disagree.  This is debian-*security* after all.  I believe that this is an
entirely apropo discussion.

Besides, P2P isn't just windoze anymore.

>2.  It will be interesting to see how they will hack through NAT....

Any time one of the end users connects to the network via thier P2P server,
they would be at risk (potentially) if there were any security flaws in
thier P2P software.  Assuming that there are no such flaws, then no, they
(media company) would have to hack into the firewall (NAT) first.

For a box directly on the internet, well...  I say that (IMNSHO) a
a well-patched firewall w/ NAT and port-forwarding is the way to go.

>3.  I suggest you write your congressperson.

*Doh*!  Dale's message indicates that he is not a US citizen (or that he's
asking from the perspective of a non-US citizen), and therefore it is
reasonably safe to assume that he doesn't have a congress critter to talk

However, for anyone with a congressperson, get out those pens and paper!

Ian Greenhoe
PBP -- Paranoid By Profession

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