Searching for Insecurity
Posted Sep 28, 2006 8:55 UTC (Thu) by dion
In reply to: Searching for Insecurity
Parent article: Searching for Insecurity
Well, doesn't it really show that obscurity would lead to better security?
There is absolutely no reason at all to tell the attackers the exact version of software you are running, but doing so just makes it easy to for the attackers to find you when an exploit is published.
The majority of attackers don't go after one particular host and try to crack it, they just scan the net (or search google) and attack the hosts what seem vulnerable.
Keeping the software name/version obscure will prevent the casual attacks and hopefully give you time to patch the system before someone determined to attack you does so.
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