[ALUG] Security - part II

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Tue Nov 25 16:46:28 GMT 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:58:29AM +0000, Srdjan Todorovic wrote:
> Hi,
> 2008/11/25 Chris G <cl at isbd.net>:
> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:27:48AM +0000, Mark Rogers wrote:
> >> Chris G wrote:
> >> > Currently I backup from my main server system (the pre-update one at
> >> > the moment) to a system on the home LAN in the garage.
> >>
> >> credit card, posting to a publicly accessible and archived mailing list
> >> saying where all your secure data is kept, .....
> >>
> > However (as I said in my original message) my 'secure data' has no
> > value in itself, there's no gain to anyone stealing/accessing it.  All
> > I am trying to protect against is 'vandals' as it were.
> The data has immense value to *you*, otherwise you would not be
> worrying so much about making it secure.
> They are not "hackers". Stop perpetuating this incorrect label. Cyber
> criminals/vandals is the correct term.
I said 'vandals' didn't I?  :-)

> > .... and do you know *which* garage I was referring to?  :-)
> A determined criminal would be able to find out. Thus you have given
> them a slight advantage.
I don't think I'm aiming to protect against 'determined' criminals,
that was (some of) my point.  Presumably a determined criminal is
being paid in some shape or form by someone to whom my data is
valuable.  I can't think of anyone who would pay for the data on my

Chris Green

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