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Can you get a virus or any kind of malware by telneting?

Thanks

Henry

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| Can you get a virus or any kind of malware by telneting?

| Thanks

| Henry

No.

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Dave
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Yes,You can.
Janus
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| Yes,You can.
| Janus

Then PLEASE...

Explain just how this infection vector will be initiated and provide a sample
where this
has happened in the past.

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Dave
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You got a yes and a no answer because your question is kind of
ambiguous. There are various file transfer protocols that are used
with telnet (eg zmodem, kermit, ftp) and while files are being
transferred there is always the chance of getting some malware. So
although it's not specifically telnet which might cause the problem it
might happen while you are telnetting.

Another angle to look at is security. It isn't secure and usernames
and passwords etc. get sent in the open giving someone the opportunity
to nick your credentials and behave mischievously or fraudulently.
There are more secure alternatives (eg ssh) you can use which address
these security issues.


Jim.


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James Egan wrote:

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I will only be telneting to one place.  Let me rephrase the question.

If I am connected to a trusted site via telnet, can someone hack my
connection and give me viruses or malware?

Henry

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If you're looking for a guarantee it's not gonna happen. There are risks to
everything. Your tolerance for risk dictates your operating procedure (or
should).  So... still not enough info. You'd have to do a risk analysis of
your own to determine what your risk tolerance is. Generally, I'd expect you
to be able to trust downloading a file from one of your trusted sites,
but...

Also, telnet can be configured to be very insecure, or more secure. But
telnet is generally regarded as a security risk. Although, it is sometimes
necessary for operation. Just depends on what alternatives you may have.

-Frank


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I believe a person could use the command line to drop malware on the
system.

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That depends on other factors.

http://www.securitydocs.com/library/3479





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