nico.meijer at zonnet.nl
Wed Sep 8 08:59:11 PDT 2004
> Displaying the OS helps a hacker know
> which approach cracking into a box.
This may be true. OTOH, not displaying the version of [insert software
package of the day here] may invite a 'hacker' to pull a full-scale
all-out number on you, trying every possible exploit he can get his
hands on. Or simply DDoS you out of this universe. Or launch whatever
OS-agnostic attack can be performed.
I'm sure there have been long discussions over this 'security by
obscurity' thing *somewhere*... ;-)
P.S. I guess nothing beats common sense coupled with regular upgrading.
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