[thelist] Hide IIS6 Banner

Scott Dexter dexilalolai at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 31 07:48:24 CST 2004

> > 
> > Because if I know what kind of server it is, I can plan my attack
> > strategy accordingly. It's called a passive attack. I investigate
> > what I'm dealing with, "Ooh! IIS6!" and go from there, "I can use
> xyz
> > attack to break in!"
> Doing this is generally called "security through obscurity", and if
> you talk to security people, they will tell you that "security
> through
> obscurity is not real security".

I never said this was a pancea :) Yes, I agree (and understand) that
this alone doesn't do much, but Every Little Bit Helps(tm), no?

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