-----Original Message----- From: Victor Rodrigues [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 11:57 PM To: JAVA400-L@midrange.com Subject: RE: HELP... I know the as400 is hackable, and you must protect it or you will find yourself in touble (And yes, you can write virus for the as400). ===== Shahar mor consultant hi shahar, i'd been on news400 and got quite some faq's on web security. but a VIRUS they said was impossible.. could you brief please.. regards, victor ------------------------ Victor, It's my understanding that by the strictest technical definition, a true virus can't be created above the machine interface (MI) level. Since IBM makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to write stuff that affects objects at the SLIC level, creating a true virus is allegedly very nearly impossible for anyone outside of Rochester. However, the popular definition of virus is basically any malignant program, and in that sense the /400 is fairly easily infected with a broad range of virus types, unless the system administrator is vigilant and prepared. "Worms" and "rabbits", for example, can be introduced onto most /400's by anyone who has or can get programmer authority to the box. And password hacking is only as difficult as the administrator allows it to be... Dave Shaw +--- | This is the JAVA/400 Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to JAVA400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to JAVA400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to JAVA400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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