[SATLUG] Re: Questions about home server security: non-standard
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 16:30:31 CST 2013
Frank Huddleston wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions about security on a home server. I see
> that one thing people do is use non-standard ports.
> I have done that myself, but get the feeling that it's just security
> through obfuscation and does nothing more than put a little hurdle in
> the way of a cracker, and increases complexity. So what do you think: is
> this worthwhile as a security measure?
In my mind, no. Each service needs to be secured on it's own, but just
changing the port number will not be a significant security measure.
There are only 65K ports. How long do you think it takes for a script
to try them all?
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