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ConnectWise issues a slightly scary but unusually significant security advisory

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Hackers can fix this

When my company first got connected to the Internet, beyond just having a mail server, back in the 90's we decided that we needed to get setup right. So we hired a local hacker who setup the firewalls, internal servers, backup systems, and web sites and then went on to start his own company providing similar network security services commercially - they did very well.

We have never had any problems, never lost data, the internal and external screening appears to be 100% reliable. His main lesson was, "Always be prepared to be hacked, never assume that you can't be hacked, and always monitor everything, trust nothing" and then he'd demonstrate how he could hack other organizations. He was not evil or criminal, he just loved fiddling past all the networks out there, once he got in he'd laugh and then move on to the next one.

Sadly he is no longer alive due to a cancer that he had been suffering from since high school, another thing he always downplayed.

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