Re: Intrusion detection
From: news (geerge_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 11:37:34 GMT
"Wolfgang Kueter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> news wrote:
> > I just use my computer for email, browsing
> Use safe client sofwtare.
> > and for access to some data services.
> You mean file sharing (kazaa etc)? Simply forget security when using file
> sharing services.
> > I am a little confused.
> That happens when firewall placebos are confronted with basics about
> > Let's see.. But it is better to close a program
> > that holds a port open than to try to block ip:s?
> Yes. A not existing service can neither be connected nor be expolited.
> > Since you apparently can get around by spoofing.
> IP spoofing is difficult with tcp, easy with udp.
> > So if my computer is on and online but all softwares are closed, not
> > the best hacker can communicate with it?
> Right, as lonf as there are no vulnerabilities in the network protocol
> of your operating system. You have to trust the vendor of the OS up to
> > They can't start a program and continue from there?
> How should anyone be able to start a software on a box that he cannot even
> connect to?
> > Then why do they tell us to install even more softwares?
> Which is nonsense. More software means more code, thus more possible
> Safe systems are small systems.
> > :) They want to make money of course.
> That might be a reason.
> A foreign body and a foreign mind
> never welcome in the land of the blind
> Peter Gabriel, Not one of us, 1980
No not file sharing for me. Itīs data from a company i subscribe to.
Thanks for helping me with some ?