June 6th, 2002, 09:01 PM
Security through obsolescence
The link: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/25608.html
Security through obsolescence not to be confused with the m$ method of security through obscurity.
Here's an interesting way to secure an Internet-connected computer against intruders: Make sure the operating system and software it runs are so old that current hacking tools won't work on it. This was suggested by Brian Aker, one of the programmers who works on Linux.com, NewsForge, Slashdot, and other OSDN sites; he runs several servers of his own that host a number of small non-profit sites in the Seattle area. "I have one box still running a version of Solaris that's so old none of the script kiddies can figure it out," Brian says. "They tend to focus on the latest and greatest, and don't have the slightest idea how to handle my old Sun box."
Its true what they say old OS's don't die they just live on in forgotten servers and ISO's.
June 6th, 2002, 09:12 PM
Works great on script kiddies, but it would take 10 minutes to break on old solaris box by hand if you know whats up.
\"Ignorance is bliss....
but only for your enemy\"
June 6th, 2002, 10:33 PM
/me agrees with soulman..
not an option 4 me
ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI.
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June 7th, 2002, 03:12 AM
What about Unix? It's over 30 years old . Seriously though, I don't remember ever seeing an AS400 exploit on packetstorm.
OpenBSD - The proactively secure operating system.
June 7th, 2002, 03:53 AM
what security...hes telling people hes doing it. now thats smart.
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