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Re: closing unwanted ports - and what is 1720/tcp filtered H.323/Q.931

On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 01:27:57PM +0100, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 05:54:34PM -0500, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
Well, at least there's still *some* level of physical security there;
an attacker has to be at your user's desk to get the password.  Plus,

Noah, meet binoculars:

Don't be flippant, it lowers the level of the discourse. His point was
that the password written on the paper is a completely different
category of security risk, and may be a much less serious risk
(approaching non-existence) based on the environment in question--and
that point is entirely valid. Don't make knee-jerk reactions to security
dogma like "don't write down passwords" unless you have an understanding
of the risks involved in a particular situation.

FWIW, I'd love to know how your binoculars would be effective in an
environment where the computer is facing a blank wall.
Mike Stone

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