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epistula illius Thomas T. Veldhouse profluit verbis:
> Oliver Schad wrote:
> > [scans are'nt dangerous - so reject]
> True, but if you do happen to have an exploitable service (i.e. the brk
> issue with the linux kernel and rsync recently), a script kiddie might
> grow tired of waiting for scan results from your network and go
> elsewhere. Certainly slowing down potential hackers buys time and
> frustration for the attacker if nothing else. The assumption that all
> potential attackers are experts is not a good one.
And seduction got absolutely nothing to do with security. It's a simple
boolean: either Your system is secure (in terms of human calculation[*])
or it's not. There is no enhanced or "partial" security ...
And once again: From a more or less "psychological point of view" it's
even worse concerning the traffic load: the curious "bad guy" would try
to go on. So it's better to explicitly tell him to go away.
[*] "secure" means: You have to invest more effort into breaking into the
system than you can expect to gain from it.
If you don't have a nasty obituary you probably didn't matter.
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