[nycbug-talk] Fwd: Merry Christmas from the FreeBSD Security Team

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sat Dec 24 16:00:39 EST 2011

On 12/24/11 15:47, Bill Totman wrote:
> On Dec 24, 2011, at 15:04, Jesse Callaway<bonsaime at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> telnet might be useful for running things like machinery such as a
>> generator or maybe an industrial centrifuge... of course such
>> things only run in a network which is properly firewalled. an
>> internal private network where node based security need not be
>> worried about in the first place.
> Why depend on the firewalling being properly configured when layers
> of security, particularly if SSH is freely available, can be taken
> advantage of?

Typical security SE ;)

Not everyone can just upgrade their Cisco IOS with the release schedule 
or whatever.

Think embedded systems and industrial environments.  The majority of 
computer infrastructures are not cutsy friendly user interfaces with 
admins tailling logs.  It's more like clunky, dated systems that can't 
be overhauled without screwing up elevators or shutting down a 4000 
person factory for a week.


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