[OT] Hackers break into Linux kernel home

Jonesy gmane at jonz.net
Fri Sep 2 20:55:50 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2 Sep 2011 16:23:36 -0300, Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>>> How to prevent being attacked?
>>> That's an entirely different question. Not running any public facing
>>> services that you don't really need, would be the best place to start.
>> Disable eth & wlan. Implement sneakernet.
> From Wiki for non-native English (tentative) speakers (like me):
> "Sneakernet is an informal term describing the transfer of electronic
> information, especially computer files, by physically couriering
> removable media such as magnetic tape, floppy disks, compact discs,
> USB flash drives, or external hard drives from one computer to
> another"
> How didn't I think of it before... Anyone with some spare floppies to lend?

That is one sneaky (pun intended) way to introduce malware onto a 
machine and (possibly) into a network.  The ploy is to 'sprinkle' 
infected USB thumb drives in employee parking lots of targeted 


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