[rescue] Do you remember when? Security software.....

Michael A. Turner mturner at whro.org
Mon Aug 11 12:51:22 CDT 2003

> Oh my god... how many of your employer's systems are "owned" ?

	Very few right now I think. One of the advantages is that over half
of our systems are still running NT on Pentium 200 machines with 2 to 4 gig
HDs. Not much there that the hackers really want, especially as crappy as
our uptimes are.
> Or acting as spam reflectors ?
> IRC bots ?
> DDOS hosts ?
> etc...
> Your boss should be fired.

	Agreed, especially since he has started to work outside the company.
It has gotten to the point that he is here maybe 5 hours out of a week
because he is out working his own contracting jobs. what saves his ass is he
is the son in law of the chief financial officer and gets protection that

> At least implement a filtering policy in the router if a firewall
> is not going to be used....

	Oddly the only person with access is my boss. He believes that more
than one person with access causes problems. I think it is we cannot see the
mess that the routing tables are. I don't think he knows how to filter and
doesn't want to get shown up.

> Wow.... is working there stressfull ?

	very actually. It is like the stress of watching an accident happen
and being unable to stop it, for three years straight. I sit most of the
time with little to do and no motivation to do what I should. No
supervision, no direction, no backup. Speaking of backups did I mention that
our backup system only gets 1/10 of our systems backed up? so when the
hammer does fall we have no safety net.

Michael A. Turner
Systems Engineer WHRO
michael.turner at whro.org

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