David Kovar <kovar @
# > This hard shell / soft center makes me wonder:
# > and what happens when someone puts a modem on their unix box, ties it
# > to their deskset, and doesn't tell anyone?
# > Maybe there needs to be a policy-list to discuss the human/policy
# > aspects of security?
# All the sites I've worked at have used digital PBX phone systems,
# which will not work with a normal analog modem. Users have to specifically
# request an analog line so it is very easy to control.
A certain company here in the Silicon Valley thought that, too. Then
they discovered (during a series of very destructive breakins by a
disgruntled former employee) that the engineers, because it was so
difficult to get a "legitimate" analog line, were in the habit of
unplugging the phone line from the nearest fax machine every evening
and plugging it in to a modem on their workstation.
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