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Comment: honeypots (Score 1) 298

by BigJClark (#36184854) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: FTP Server Honeypots?

I always found that honeypots also attracted MORE attention to the network, rather than serving as a tool of defense.

Essentially, even if you did get the police involved to the point where they could trace the hackers, chances are they are using some type of TOR technology, and the ones that aren't, the little bobby droptables of the world, probably aren't worth prosecuting.

Save yourself the headache and forgo the unnecessary risk and stress of honeypotting.

Comment: Re:Connection Error (Score 2) 276

by BigJClark (#35821388) Attached to: White House To Drop Details of Cyber ID On Tax Day

disclaimer: I am not a US citizen

What scares me infinitely more than giving my ID to a government institution for obtaining a service (drivers license, Liqour store, etc), is the fact that the public sector will be charged with creating a secure, robust, dependable system. It would seem like an absolute blessing for one with questionable morals to be able to steal identities, obtaining records for advert purposes, etc


I don't think they could do it successfully....

Comment: Re:Software no-brainer (Score 1) 622

by BigJClark (#35411038) Attached to: Is Software Driving a Falling Demand For Brains?

Sometimes its better to use a tried and true template instead of re-inventing the wheel over and over and over again. This has further ramifications when you include time to test case, database interaction, security modules.

Judging by the tone of your post, you probably feel you can write better code faster than the aforementioned templates. I wish you the best of luck with your blossoming career, but if I can offer a bit of advice, get with the program or start your own company.

Comment: Re:This all goes well (Score 1) 49

by BigJClark (#35165702) Attached to: Using War Games To Make Organizations More Secure

I am an Oracle DBA for BagOfPucks(tm) company, and I just so happen to chum with a head software security guy at Symantec. He informs me off the cuff everytime there are undocumented zero day breaches, so that if pertinent (which they sometimes are), I can act accordingly to protect the system.

Of course, I offset this with buying pizza and beer. Its a very good bartering system, I would imagine that if they ever needed to rebuild an Oracle backend, I would be tapped :)

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