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[–] tame 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Well you only need physical access to the system once, rather than on an ongoing basis, so it's still useful. Imagine you get in as an air conditioning tech (say) using social engineering and you mange to infect a server room computer. You then don't need to penetrate the actual server room again.

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[–] DickHertz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You don't get once and if you have physical access then you've already overcome a much bigger challenge. Also how many server rooms or data centers have you been in that have Windows?

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[–] 1moar 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Many are Linux but you might be surprised. I'm only 3 years in professionally at a large enterprise. I still deal with them all the time.

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[–] level_101 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not a bad statement. However, I have seen several "look at all of the fancy blinking lights" datacenters for state projects that received private money to build... Apparently they think that having people see blinking lights translates to more donations?

As an IT person.. "Look at all of the money i wasted to build a barely sufficient IT closet that looks shiny". For some of these places you could have doubled the infrastructure or had better off-site DR for the cost of "shiny".