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Re: Debian Investigation Report after Server Compromises

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "csj" <csj@zapo.net>
To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 07:56
Subject: Re: Debian Investigation Report after Server Compromises

> On 4. December 2003 at 3:22PM -0600,
> "Hoyt Bailey" <hoyt13@wiredok.com> wrote:
> > From: "csj" <csj@zapo.net>
> [...]
> > > Now I'm curious: is it possible to get rooted while on
> > > dialup?  I'm thinking of a user with access to a slow but
> > > dirt cheap dialup connection and so is online for significant
> > > stretches, say, eight hours.  This also assumes that no
> > > trojans or similar have been installed on the user's system.
> > >
> > FYI.  As one who has caught several virisus.  It can happen on
> > dialup and it has always happened to me while downloading
> > virisus definitions from Norton.com.  I dont believe that
> > norton was infectied.  Therefore it came from somewhere else.
> > Hoyt
> Getting rooted, a "targeted" attack, is different from getting
> infected by a virus.  The only *n*x viruses I've read about tend
> to be proof of concept.  Of course they could be made part of an
> attack...
Agreed but if the viruses is directed by an intellegience instead of being a
random thing then it becomes a targeted attack.  The question was is it
possible to infect a dialup system?  Answer:  Yes.

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