I guess you guys didn't get my humor in the "backdoor" threat? Geez, if funny jokes aren't funny when no one gets them, and this reference was marginal at best!
-----Original Message----- From: alexus [mailto:ale...@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 10:39 AM To: Bill Moran Cc: Gary Gatten; email@example.com; prad Subject: Re: backdoor threat On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Bill Moran<wmo...@potentialtech.com> wrote: > In response to "Gary Gatten" <ggat...@waddell.com>: > >> OK - this thread is scaring me. Anything that involves a "backdoor" >> threat is very concerning - I keep looking over my shoulder to make sure >> no one is sneaking up on me! > > My job here is done ... > > In my experience, most people don't take the steps necessary to really > secure their systems. But it's all a tradeoff. If I'm running an online > banking site, then I'm going to go all out to ensure that all the required > steps are made to secure the system, otherwise I'm not going to stay in > business very long. > > But if I'm selling ringtones over the internet, or running a site for flash > games that makes money off banner ads, how diligent should I be? I mean, > if someone breaks in, how much do I lose? I'm not storing anyone's credit > card numbers, so I just have to deal with a couple days of downtime while > I fix the server. And chances are nobody is going to break into my system > anyway, since I don't have anything worth stealing. > > Of course, the flaw in that reasoning is that while you may not care, the > rest of the internet is getting bombed by the botnet that you've joined > by your carelessness. > > The counter-argument to that is that you can't afford what it would cost > to _really_ secure a system like that. And it's not justified if the > information isn't sensitive anyway. > > So, yes. Keep looking over your shoulder. _Someone_ is sneaking up on > you. > > -- > Bill Moran > http://www.potentialtech.com > http://people.collaborativefusion.com/~wmoran/ > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > I would also try to patch your FreeBSD, bringing it up-to-date -- http://alexus.org/ <font size="1"> <div style='border:none;border-bottom:double windowtext 2.25pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in'> </div> "This email is intended to be reviewed by only the intended recipient and may contain information that is privileged and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, use, dissemination, disclosure or copying of this email and its attachments, if any, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by return email and delete this email from your system." </font> _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"