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[opensuse] Re: Re: Coordinated, distributed ssh attacks?
  • From: Heinz Diehl <htd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 08:47:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <20091004064711.GD5856@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 04.10.2009, Hans Witvliet wrote:

I know some people carry their usb-stick with a openvpn-exe + config
(keys/certificates) on it.
On any XP (Internet-cafe's are normally polluted with M$) they can run
their vpn client, and afterwards they can create ssh-connections (trough
the tunnel), read mail safely and so-on (As default-GW and DNS are
pushed by their own vpn-server)...

And the key and other credentials are read into memory, and maybe got
copied by the owner of the machine, or dumped to disk, or whatever...

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