• Subject: Re: Security
  • From: John Earl <johnearl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 22:18:49 -0800
  • Organization: The PowerTech Group


Frank Reiss wrote:

> I would like to understand how the hacker would theoretically be
> successful in breaking into an AS/400 and making off with data.
> Would the hacker get to the files on the network server and corrupt.
> Or is the issue one of signing-on and having some password program
> generate a password.

That's a tough one.   How would a theif break into your house?   There
are probably a dozen ways that you could think of in 10 minutes (Steal
the keys, break a window, saw through a wall, follow you through a
door, pick the lock, pose as a workman, bulldoze an opening, etc etc
etc.).  You're asking the same sort of overly general question.

Follow John Car's advice and start with a book  (Joe Park's is good,
but it starts at the top and builds up from there...there are others
that start nearer to ground level).   That will give you a sense of
perspective and allow you to narrow your questions down to something
that a person could answer in less than an hour.


John Earl                    johnearl@400security.com
The PowerTech Group      --> new number --> 253-872-7788
PowerLock Network Security   www.400security.com

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