[mythtv-users] ssh attack

Kim Wall kim at ductilebiscuit.net
Thu Dec 29 21:50:50 EST 2005

Matt Harris wrote:
> This of course won't happen behind a properly configured firewall, correct?

Except that ssh is one of the services that people might (quite 
reasonably) want to deliberately open to the outside world...

Of course you'd hope that anyone opening ssh would have the sense to 
ensure that the box has sensible passwords, but it's conceivable that 
someone might add a mythtv user to an existing box (or open ssh for some 
other reason on a multi-purpose server that happens to have a mythtv 
user) without associating the two...

Now is also a good time to disable root ssh logins, if you haven't 
already :)


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