Does VPN help much over the internet?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Langston [mailto:jlangston@celsinc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 1:15 PM
To: 'security400@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: [Security400] How paranoid do you get?


The other place besides between the OC3's where it is more likely someone
would want to sniff the data is on the local LAN.  But, if you have someone
at your company smart enough to figure out how to packet sniff accounting
info s/he should be in IS anyway.  And who can keep data from IS?

Regards,

Jim Langston

-----Original Message-----
From: Walden H. Leverich [mailto:WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com]

Mike,

<SNIP>

Where in this path to you think it's likely that someone will grab your
data? Is it possible, sure, anything  is possible, but it takes a fair bit
of equipment and skill to dig up a OC3 line between two ISPs and tap in
without bringing the line down. Then to watch all the data and find
something interesting... The only people doing that are the FBI with
Carnivore[1].

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