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    SubjectRe: status: establishing a PGP web of trust
    On Tuesday, October 04, 2011, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > On 10/03/2011 09:49 PM, Ted Ts'o wrote:
    > >
    > > Note that if your laptop allows incoming ssh connections, and you
    > > logged into with ssh forwarding enabled, your laptop
    > > may not be safe. So be very, very careful before you assume that your
    > > laptop is safe. At least one kernel developer, after he got past the
    > > belief, "surely I could have never had my machine be compromised",
    > > looked carefully and found rootkits on his machines.
    > >
    > > - Ted
    > By the way, I'm now pretty convinced that allowing inbound ssh on
    > laptops (which is the default on all the mainline Linux distros as far
    > as I know) is seriously broken... laptops get connected to *extremely*
    > insecure networks on just way too regular a basis.

    That's very true.

    I'd recommend everyone to run a full nmap scan of his/her laptop
    and to block everything it finds open before using it outside of the home


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