[clug] Intel Management Engine MINIX

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Sun Feb 24 10:44:34 UTC 2019

Thanks again, George:

>>From my observations of attacks over my IT career, in general people
> are attacked, not by sophisticated backdoors resulting from NSA (think
> CISCO switches) or other high level vulnerabilities such as Meltdown,
> Spectre, UEFI, etc, but from simple, easy to avoid mistakes, such as
> falling prey to Phishing emails (about the biggest issue), poor
> password practices, using untrustworthy sites, downloading software
> from non-professional sites, not applying basic security to their
> computer systems (e.g. to modems, web servers or any other type of
> server; suitable firewall settings, not checking logs, not configuring
> software correctly, not removing old settings that are no longer used.

I'd like a talk on these common user insecurities, and how to guard 
against them.

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