[lug] Beginner Question
J. Wayde Allen
wallen at lug.boulder.co.us
Fri Aug 3 15:21:23 MDT 2001
On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, John Hernandez wrote:
> Sure, I do trust them, even to the point where we typically share a
> single lab account. No sniffer required!
> And to some degree I also trust the people with access to the BLUG
> server, on which my membership password sits in the clear, I'm sure.
> Listserv administration is another perfect example where clear-text
> passwords are routine.
Sure, but then again this is a public space for public info. You really
wouldn't want to be using your root password on your most critical machine
> It all boils down to a game of risk management. Security at any costs
> doesn't always make sense, particularly if you're willing to live with
> the consequences of a breach.
But of course!
(wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)
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