December 29, 2020

On the Solarwinds Hack

InRange TV is a fireams channel, and a pretty good one. However, the channels proprietor, Karl Kasarda works in IT  security and is involved to some extent in the hacking community. 

He's decided to go off format in this instance to clear up what he sees as some misreporting on the recently disclosed IT breach that has been in the news of late. 

Watch on Bitchute.

I'm curious as to what the IT experts here think.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:04 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 A lot of the SolarWinds stuff was caused by people doing things that were obviously, blatantly wrong, because it was easier that way.  Every organisation needs some grumpy old bastard in charge of their network who constantly says "No, we can't just do X.  That's retarded."

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Dec 31 09:02:28 2020 (PiXy!)

2 Sadly, they've had to fire all those people because you can't say "retarded".

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Dec 31 11:25:05 2020 (5iiQK)

3 When I moved to Austin, it came as a rather unpleasant surprise how infested the local tech area was by "security" folks. They dominate the meetups, although these days their dominance came under attack by so-called "data scientists". I'm not at all surprised that SolarWinds has sprouted from this petri dish.
I met a guy once who founded a company that made firewalls that capped the hop counts of the IP packets. He took out several patents for the technique, and promoted it as an alternative to actual firewalls. You can see the attraction: no matter what, your internal systems cannot talk to anything beyond the DMZ. The downsides are pretty obvious too. What struck me the most was the attempt to become rich off a half-baked, counter-productive idea. He focused on Windows customers, too.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Dec 31 16:38:51 2020 (LZ7Bg)

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