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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:03:46 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Any "large verifiers" on the panel?

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 01:50:00AM +0100, Patrick Mylund Nielsen wrote:
> My bad for speaking in absolutes. Of course nothing is. Can we agree that a
> COPY TO STDOUT of a users table does more damage (and is easier to perform)
> with less risk of being caught/stopped in time than does network MITM, and
> that based on virtually all of the compromises that have become
> (semi-)public, assuming that the former is the more common isn't completely
> unreasonable?

Yes, I guess that more accounts are getting compromised via leaks of
entire databases (or large portions of them) than via sniffing/MITM.

On a per incident basis (rather than per account), it may be different.


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