30-01-05

overstressed paranoid admins go through the roof

A Londonder made a tsnuami-relief donation using lynx -- a text-based browser used by the blind, Unix-users and others -- on Sun's Solaris operating system. The site-operator decided that this "unusual" event in the system log indicated a hack-attempt, and the police broke down the donor's door and arrested him  http://www.boingboing.net/2005/01/27/jailed_for_using_a_n...
 
as a security admin you see all the time traffic and things and alerts that seem on first sight to be the next big thing, you are scared to think off, but instead of running to your phone, you should first sit down and read all the logs in full length and detail about the incident before blocking someone or getting the police out....
 
I can imagine that the police officer who was very proud of himself announcing to the full press that they have really arrested a hacker trying to steal money for the victims of the disaster and getting compliments for his work is now hiding himself from the same camera's.

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