On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 04:12:32PM +0100, Gerard Gorman wrote:
> > Regulations. The purposes cover, but are not limited to, monitoring for
> > criminal or unauthorised use, viruses, threats to the system e.g.
> > hacking, and denial of service attacks, ensuring the effectiveness of
> > operations e.g. caching, load balancing and ensuring compliance with
some of those seem quite normal. if joe cracker got into your system
via someone's unix account, you might check their mail spool. you might
use amvris (sp) to scan for virii. caching makes sense for web pages
(which might be web based email clients). if some user went from being
a student to staff, their email and account would be moved from server
x to server y. this would be done via cp or tar, etc which are reading
in other words a lot of normal sysadmin tasks. which, depending on
how you look at it, can be invasive of privacy or they are just part of
keeping a system up.
kevin at suberic.net CERT CA-96.13/NiftyGreenShield: ... Impact:
fork()'ed on 37058400 Non-privileged primitive users can cause the
meatspace place: work total destruction of your entire invasion fleet
http://suberic.net/~kevin and gain unauthorized access to files. ...
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