VPN security breach

Mario Lobo lobo at bsd.com.br
Sat Nov 28 23:24:41 UTC 2015

On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:13:03 -0500
Michael Powell <nightrecon at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Adam Vande More wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 7:44 AM, Mario Lobo <lobo at bsd.com.br> wrote:
> > 
> >> Any comments on this?
> >>
> >> https://thehackernews.com/2015/11/vpn-hacking.html
> > 
> > 
> > Seeing as how it's not Apr 1, I can only assume that site is a
> > clown show.
> > 
> > 
> Serendipitous timing aside, I had a chance to run this by a friend
> this morning. They've known all about it for years but it is against
> their interest to divulge. He just laughed and said: "This is just
> the tip of the iceberg as far as we're concerned".
> This is just civilians eventually discovering something that has been
> known by some for quite a while. Then the infotainment media needs to
> use it to make a buck by crying wolf and the sky is about to fall.
> Click bait and advertising revenue.
> The major computer/network security issues aren't technical.
> Technical issues are readily addressable by those competent enough to
> do so. The real problem is the social office, and the psychology of
> office power-politics. Until the hierarchical human dynamic changes
> OPM style hacks will remain a dime a dozen, ad infinitum ad nauseum.
> -Mike

Thanks to all that cared to comment !

Mario Lobo
FreeBSD since 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!]
"UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, 
because that would also stop you from doing clever things."

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