On Thu, 4 Jul 2002, Simon Byrnand wrote:
SecurePipe Incident Response Team
Tel: +1 608 294 6940
Fax: +1 608 294 6950 (attn: IRT)
I think there's crack in their "secure" pipe...
Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing from anyone
else who has dealt
with "securepipe.com", or just peoples opinions on the matter of
automated firewall abuse emailing in general...
Well, I've had lots of letters from readers expressing outrage at "hacking
attempts on NetBIOS ports", as reported by their freshly-installed copy of
I try to explain that setting their firewall program to automatically fire
off complaints like that will likely lead to ISP NOC staff coming around
offering baseball-bat massage, but it's not so easy to make non-technical
users understand. Unscrupulous firewall vendors love to capitalise on
people's fear of hairy hackers trying to prise open Internet connected
IIRC I asked on NZNOG whether it might be an idea to drop NetBIOS over
TCP/IP traffic completely, but can't recall what the general consensus
about that was.
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