• Subject: Re: Fw: Rewarding challenge AS/400...
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 22:19:25 -0700
  • Organization: The PowerTech Group



Bill Paris wrote:

> >Has anybody "ever" had a intruder(other than an insider) get to their
> >system ???
>
> Nope, never. Then again our system, sans modems, can't be touched from the
> outside.

Bill,

Are their any PC's connected to your AS/400?   ANy other internal systems
connected to your AS/400?   What are those systems connected to?   Who can reach
them from the outside???

I'm not contradicting your assertion that you've never been hacked.
Statistically, the odds are in your favor.  But don't be too sure that your
AS/400 is not connected to the outside.  A network is, by definition, a chain of
computers and therefore is only as strong as it's weakest link.  An experienced
hacker would likely attack an unsecured PC on the network first, and use it as a
jumping off point for further adventures.

jte


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