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From: jonathan at nuclearelephant.com (Jonathan A. Zdziarski)
Subject: SSH Exploit Request

> `As do I.  Maybe I've just been reading comp.risks for too many years, but what
> I objected to was the "it's *perfectly* safe..." attitude that some were
> projecting.  The older readers on this list probably remember a movie trailer
> with the line
> 
> "and nothing can possibly go wrong.. go wrong.. go wrong.. go wrong...."

I think it was around version 3.0.1 where the bright folks working on
the ssh project released a version where you could log in as any user by
providing any password of two characters in length...which was either
extremely stupid or extremely intentional.  Don't let anyone ever make
you feel paranoid.




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