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Re: [SLE] OT: Hacker
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 18:06:11 -0400
  • Message-id: <0IN400MBEYQ1WP30@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 11:19 AM 9/20/2005 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:

/snip/

>
>Purely out of interest, what OS are these girls using? If it's the
>'other one' then now might be a good time to diswcuss the virtues of
>our more secure one :-) If they are already using Linux then maybe
>they need the security tightening...just in case.
>
>
/snip/

Maybe I'm missing something, but as I understand it, the hacker has
hacked _Yahoo_ to get the girs' account information, so what difference
would it make what OS they're using? And apparently according to the hacker
himself, quoted here in one of the first messages, he has used a password
cracker. If this is the case, what the girls really need is really difficult
passwords, and only if their OS won't support really difficult passwords,
would it help to change OS's.

--doug


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