Subject: Re: Serious bug in passwd???
To: David Woyciesjes <>
From: Anders Hogrelius <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/18/2004 19:16:05
RE: Machine compromised.
That's very unlikely, but not impossible. I have protected it quite well,
and though I've had _lots_ of intrusion attempts, so far none have
succedeed in gaining access. That was with the old OS though. I upgraded
it from 1.5.2 to 1.6.1 a couple of days ago. If someone had succeded in
cracking it, he would've been doing something with it at the same time I
added the new user and all hell broke loose... Everything worked up until
then. Portsentry does a good job protecting from portscanning attempts,
and I've set it up so that the server will drop the route back to the
host that tries a scan. No unnecessary ports are open and the software
I'm using have been patched when new security holes have been found.


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On Thu, 18 Mar 2004, David Woyciesjes wrote:

> 	Could this machine have been compromised by someone?
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