RE: Some new SSH exploit script?



Since when is changing the default configuration of a program, especially
one that is open to the internet and has a wide history of being exploited
in many ways, a "bid for security through obscurity" ??

Sure if someone is specifically targeting you this probably doesn't do much
good, but it does work great avoiding the generic scanner script your
average ankle-biter is running on Saturday night.

I guess upgrading that kernel and all the other security modifications you
make to lock down your box are also bids for security through obscurity, god
forbid you deviate from the default vanilla configuration in order to better
secure a service.

How many times have you been hacked now ?

-S

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Sierchio [mailto:kudzu@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 9:29 AM
To: pen-test@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Some new SSH exploit script?

shane@xxxxxxxx wrote:
I agree with Morning Wood 100% .... Running sshd on port 22 anymore in
this day
and age is really not a smart decision, ...

I beg to differ with you -- running a standard service on a non-standard
port is a bid for security through obscurity.

Things that might be useful:

Use auth methods that are sufficiently strong (pubkey only,
PAMified OPIE or S/Key, etc.)

Authenticated firewall traversal for protected services

Tarpit connections from bad actors


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