> "This is an IBM Server and thus secure by default."

That is very funny.  

The iSeries has the best security capabilities I have seen - but no system is 
secure by7 default.

I would go so far as to say that all systems are un-secure by default, and 
through the efforts knowledgeable professional, can be made to be secure.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:security400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> hs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 6:32 AM
> To: security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [Security400] test?
> Well,
> seems i started a thread just by testing?
> I happened to be called by a company for auditing
> their security audit... This has been done by a
> small security company checking all systems of my
> customer (PC, Unix, iSeries, S/390 etc). They
> spent a lot of time on claiming problems with
> the Windows-Systems, reporting update problems
> on the unix boxes etc. Regarding the iSeries-
> Systems, they wrote in their executive report:
> "This is an IBM Server and thus secure by default."
> As i came into that company they showed me that
> report. I grabbed the next Twinax Terminal
> in the office, did DSPSYSVAL QSECURITY,
> guess the result. -> 30
> No more comments needed.
> -h
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Odom [mailto:Dave.Odom@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 10:16 PM
> To: security400@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [Security400] test?
> Charles,
> While all of your points are mostly true, the last one is
> the biggest
> problem wherein shops often negate the first of your
> points.
> I'm originally from the mainframe environment where
> security was
> serious business and taken seriously and has been since
> the 60's.
> Take care,
> Dave
> Arizona
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