Warning messages.

Rich Derr rhd-gpg@webdesigngroup.com
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 08:48:10 -0500

On Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 10:36:46AM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:

> Rich Derr <rhd-gpg@webdesigngroup.com> writes:
> > Think outside the box. An attacker can walk into your server
> > room and walk out with your box without breaking root. I can
> Sure, but I would install a trojan horse which has the advantage that
> nobody will notice it (in most cases). A missing machine (or disk)
> should be detected very soon (in most cases).
Which is why I have my high-value filesystem encrypted. I'm talking about a case where tamper-evidence, while important, ultimately still leaves the user bankrupt. Until encrypted swap space is as availible as encrypted filesystems are -- and both could obviously stand a big boost in availibility -- the warning has meaning. -- Rich Derr, sysadmin Have ssh, Will Telecommute Web Design Group www.webdesigngroup.com TEL: +1 312 951 6688