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From: dufresne at (Ron DuFresne)
Subject: DCOM Exploit MS03-026 attack vectors


> Bluetooth phones as modems!  I have been calling on this issue for some
> time, and generally received a dismissive response from System
> Administrators and IT management.  No one wants the work load or
> responsibility this entails.  I suppose that if you don't acknowledge the
> problem's existence, you can't be faulted for lack of due care!  If they
> keep their heads in the sand long enough, somebody is  going to find out
> what Ostrich meat tastes like...

Which is most likely the reason that so many wireless implimentations are
setup in such crappy out-of-the-box default installs.  And put into
production settings that way, no WEP, default ssid's, open dhcp, etc.  And
often by organizastions that *should* know better!  You know, those big
companies with the .gov/dod contracts, that fill all the gov/mil sites
seats with consultants and such.

The industry has a bad track record as a whole with moving new technology
into production settings withouth the slightest consideration of how it
might iimpact what's already been iin place and tweaked over time to
provide some level of security.  Of course you then have them danged
.edu's, and the state of Texas and how they do things...but, that's a
horse been beaten near to death <grin>.


Ron DuFresne
"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It
eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
	***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

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