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[ale] Network security question
- Subject: [ale] Network security question
- From: mpwright at speedfactory.net (Mark Wright)
- Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 19:38:06 -0400
I have a problem my boss dumped in my lap. He is going to let go our
network admin because he is dishonest. He is also pretty good and
has bragged about how he hacked his former employer (hp) for mischief
when he was terminated. My boss wants me to tell him what he should
do before he fires this guy to make sure this guy can't disrupt our
business after he's gone. We don't know that he will but my boss
The office is in Chicago (me in Woodstock). There are about 5
windows 03 servers and 5 AIX, a Cisco router and a Cisco firewall.
My boss is not worried about the AIX as that is our expertise. One
of the windows boxes hosts RDP and one is a webserver using Cold
Fusion. Those are the ones he worries about. He had trouble before
when he tried to change the Cold Fusion password. The web site
stopped working so he is afraid to do that even though he knows he
I suggested to him that all the account passwords should be changed
on every box for every user and possibly disable email ports on any
system that doesn't need email. I was wondering about root kits that
may have been left behind or code that could email out the new
passwords in a week or so.
I know there are some excellent security experts out there. Any tips
would be greatly appreciated.
The box said "Windows98 or better" so I installed Linux.
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