>From: Jim Langston [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] >...is on the local LAN. But with switches instead of hubs the traffic is only seen on your physical line and any combines upstream segments which should be under IS's control anyway. Gone are the days of plugging a sniffer into any network port and seeing all the traffic in the network. Now, if you are still using hubs... <G> -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516) 627-3800 x11 (208) 692-3308 eFax WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur. (Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.) -----Original Message----- From: Jim Langston [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 14:15 To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' 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. _______________________________________________ This is the Security Administration on the AS400 / iSeries (Security400) mailing list To post a message email: Security400@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/security400 or email: Security400email@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/security400.
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