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Re: router damaged by cracker?
On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Deepak Jain wrote: > > > By the way that article reads, I would guess the attack was not > exceptionally sophisticated. (Everyone's definition of sophisticated is > different). > > If one removed the config-reg (or renamed it) function on a small Cisco's > firmware one could quite effectively change the passwords and make it > difficult for a not very technical group of admins to take it back. > > Since there is talk about moving their main router behind a firewall, my > guess is that they are using a routing appliance rather than any > sophisticated routing hardware. The $18,000 replacement is probably for a > different vendor, not because the hardware has lost function. > > This is all wild conjecture because I haven't seen any alerts from vendors > in their normal channels. :) > > Deepak Jain > AiNET > I would tend to agree. >From the DenverPost: "Eagle Network, which has an environmental bent, services 100 Web sites and has 220 customers for its e-mail service, eagle-access.net." I feel bad for these folks. I don't know of many 25xx/26xx (guessing) based providers who keep hot-spares on site but I'm fairly certain that they could have obtained a temp-replacement router of nearly any make and configuration for the cost of shipping during that timespan. --- John Fraizer EnterZone, Inc.