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Re: [vox-tech] Cracking...

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Cracking...
  • From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@belial.ucdaMAPSvis.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 20:13:28 -0800
  • References: Pine.GSO.4.21.0012012009400.27246-100000@sandman.ucdavis.edu

On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Nicole Carlson wrote:

> Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 20:14:58 -0800 (PST)
> From: Nicole Carlson <nmcarlson@ucdavis.edu>
> Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.mother.com
> Cc: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Cracking...
> On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Mark Kim wrote:
> > The two guys who broke into the machine behind the firewall took less than
> > two days to get a root access on the system... so intimidating... but they
> > work in the security lab so they do have an advantage.  I've been told
> It was more like two hours.  (They're friends of mine.)  I probably
> shouldn't reveal too much (this IS a class and all), but there is an
> avenue of attack that you've overlooked entirely.  It is nontechnical in
> nature.
turn the keyboard over and copy down the root password...  :)


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