[clug] Secure your Internet facing stuff (was Re: googlebot doing funny things in logs)

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Jun 16 16:33:59 MDT 2011

On 17/06/11 06:33, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 10:48:03PM +1000, Robert Edwards wrote:
>>> 1) Money from your bank account disappears, the bank's access logs show
>>> the transfer request came from your computer, you can't pay your mortgage
>>> or rent, end up on the street, contract pneumonia and die.
>> Does anyone actually _know_ of any instances where someones bank account
>> was accessed without proper authorisation over the Internet and the
>> bank didn't work hard to fix the problem? Just curious.
> Banks can work hard, but they're not god. And they're not quick. The
> money vanaishing from a holding account the day before the sale of a
> house can throw a huge spanner in the works.
> As with any organised crime, the trail of money is littered with the
> lives of people it came in contact with.  People don't die so quick,
> but there's some pretty painful experiences.  Think about it, where's
> the money going?
> Fortunatly, just as there are legions of bots trying to own you, there
> are people out there trying to protect you.  And one less machine
> connected to the internet that can be used to host evil stuff is a good
> thing.
> Have a nice day,

So that's a no? Not an actual instance of this happening?

Bob Edwards.

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