Re: OFF TOPIC ..Security

From: George Greer (
Date: 11/26/01

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Robert Sinland wrote:

>Just read a post from DAK addressing security briefly. I have been away
>from mudding for a spell, but still keep an eye on the list.  For an
>average joe with a say.. cable or DSL connection, what are the current
>security risks to ones comp by allowing access via telnet as verses SSH?
>I havn't really looked that hard, but as far as I know most or all muds
>are done via telnet.

To a MUD? Someone can hijack your players or Implementor account.

To a Unix system? Someone can get your user account or root password.

Depends on how motivated they are and where they are in the Internet
stream.  Your packets have to go by them for them to see it, after all.

George Greer

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