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Sigh ... "security" by obscurity

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on October 05, 2007 01:33 PM
"security by obscurity" is a valid method, one that people too-often dismiss. Its not perfect or even great, but its valid and has its place. Is it the answer? No, no more than hiding a key under the rock out front of your apartment. It still happens and its still useful.

Most scans would be of well known ports, not high-numbered generally-unused ports. Unless you are a specific target, it is unlikely that the port would be scanned that high, and the attacker would move on.


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