Thursday, October 09, 2003

Remotely editing logfiles

The defence counsel asked Stunt if it was possible to cut some text from one log file and paste it into another log file from a remote computer. Stunt dismissed the idea: "Remotely, the answer would be no. It is impossible, the technology does not exist," he said.

Article: Accused port hacker says log files were 'edited'
Well Cut and paste something from your local PC to a remote one is not possible I guess. But why shouldn’t you just download / edit / upload the log. It has the same result and is trivial… it looks like one of:
- the above article is an incomplete representation of the mentioned trial
- the researcher is incapable of doing the research in question
You name it