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Re: [opensuse] Re: Re: Re: Coordinated, distributed ssh attacks?
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 11:04:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <200910041104.39387.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 04 October 2009 07:23:50 Heinz Diehl wrote:

This doesn't help, any machine outside of your full control is not
trustworthy. A simple keylogger grabs the password while entering.

Booting from USB stick might be better, in case that computer owner does not
intend to steal passwords/data and have computer prepared for that activity.
For instance by providing boot in a virtual machine that appear as normal
boot, or tempering with a BIOS. Otherwise netbook, or similar device, that
only uses public Internet access is the only solution, provided that web
server that one wants to access uses some method against man in the middle
type of attacks. The common ISP mail servers probably don't use such
protection, encryption on both ends and one time transaction keys.

Regards, Rajko
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