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[ale] close to home

Perhaps this is closer to home than we all realize.  That is, perhaps it
is closer to Linux than Atlanta.  Is this an attempt by someone at UGA
to test/show Linux as being hackable?

-Jim P.

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 21:45, Dan Newcombe wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Dan Newcombe wrote:
> > On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Sean Kilpatrick wrote:
> > > Hackers apparently compromised a server at U. Ga.
> > > <http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040129_1307.html>
> > > That would seem to be for fairly low values of "secure."
> > I'll be interested in seeing what comes out of it.  Hopefully they'll find
> > out how it actually happened.  With so little information so far, it is
> > hard to say what was actually compromised.  At a large school like UGA,
> > you don't just have your IT department, each area or school basically has
> > their own IT department which connects to the UGA core network.
> The server that was compromised was placed on the network by a department
> without anyone knowing.  The box was not patched at all.  It was running
> Linux.
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