• Subject: Re: Rewarding Challenge AS/400
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 07:31:02 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Okay, what about the messages we get on the net about the security
holes in Outlook?  Internet Explorer?  Netscape?

These holes exist, and need to be plugged, and you will notice that when
one of these holes is found and exposed, there is a scramble by Microsoft
or Netscape to close them as quickly as possible.  I have seen some holes
closed within a matter of 24 hours.

If there is a security risk on the AS/400, I want to know what it is, and how
to do it.  Not so I can do it, but so that I can do something about it!  Knowing
that there is a security hole in the passwords it makes me aware of how
critical it is to keep my user profiles away from prying eyes.

The crackers already know.  There are so many password crackers out on
the net it is not funny.  I think it is a very good idea for us to know the same
information as the people who are trying to get into our systems.

In this case, I do not believe that ignorance is bliss.


Jim Langston

Colin Williams wrote:

> Haven't you just told everyone how to decrypt as400 passwords?
> If so, isnt that very irresponsible?

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