[vcf-midatlantic] OT: questions for famous hacker

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Thu Jul 28 17:19:01 EDT 2016

On 07/28/2016 04:47 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> How about the damage done once the malware is on the network and what
>> it's doing. And perhaps why a topic on why it's important for home users
>> to secure even their little device like printers and router.
> That's outside the scope of the story. Focus is on corporate (not home) user awareness
> training.

Home users carry that attitude to their office, also a lot of people
now work from home.

As a side note, a decade ago a place I worked at had a pretty new
corporate printer added to our lab (we had no choice). Shortly after
it was installed we get a message from Corp. Sec that our lab needs
to be isolated from the corporate network. We find out the printer
had a windows server on it. To make matters worse we find out it had
a virus and no virus protection. Things got worse when we found out
our test equipment also had Windows and the company wouldn't let us
put any virus protection on it. Purchasing took care of that issue
with a cancellation of our next order. The virus protection was
added within a week. The thing that got us was no one told us about
the Windows OS being used.

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