Login functionality

Christopher Chumbley cjchumbley at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 17 22:02:47 PST 2004

I don't disagree but I keep running in this over and over...

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  From: ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.net<mailto:ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.net> 
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  Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 12:57 AM
  Subject: Re: Login functionality

  On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 12:44:17AM -0500, Christopher Chumbley (cjchumbley at hotmail.com<mailto:cjchumbley at hotmail.com>) wrote:
  > I agree that with a malicious admin all bets are are off.  On the other 
  > hand, I have seen too many stupid and/or lazy admins and the ablility to 
  > search through a log file for "admin/Godd" or to look for any other login 
  > failures and see the username/password pairs really just isn't an 
  > acceptable security risk. IMHO of course...
  [wrapping added :-( ]

  A non-admin user being able to read logs is a misconfiguration.  This is 
  sysadmin 101 basic stuff.  If you have an admin this stupid/lazy you got 
  alot more serious problems then users exploiting logs.
  I think, therefore, ken_i_m
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