I remember reading that Kevin Mitnick (for a while one of the most-wanted
hackers) said that the easiest way to gain entry to a system is simply to
call up and ask for it (pretending, of course, to be someone who has a
genuine need for it). Once he was in, he used his considerable computer
skills to play around, but IIRC he claimed that he rarely had to use them
to get in  in the first place. . . . .

midrange-l@midrange.com writes:
>We get phone calls from people trying to spoof our security.
>MIS errs on the side of caution ... WHO THE HELL ARE YOU & WHY DO YOU
>NEED TO
>BYPASS OUR SECURITY?
>
>A receptionist type person is likely to err on the side of letting HACKERS
>GET IN.
>"I am manager at X site & I need security access for my new employees."
>and
>the receptionist person has no idea that the caller is in fact a person
>with
>no such authority.
>
>MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)


Mike Naughton
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Judd Wire, Inc.
124 Turnpike Road
Turners Falls, MA  01376
413-863-4357 x444
mnaughton@juddwire.com



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