Embrace, Extend, Extinguish Security

There’s an amazing story of an ISP having difficulty helping customers with encryption keys that will work with “7”. They found “0123456789” works with “7” and re-use that.

I guess I am not the only one who had problems with “7” and networking security. I never did get my old network share from Samba to work with “7” and I stopped trying. The teacher in question went back to GNU/Linux at least until reporting is finished.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Embrace, Extend, Extinguish Security

  1. Dann says:

    Looks like the link to http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/communication-breakdown-10000030/bcs-laments-lack-of-computing-in-school-ict-syllabus-10021154/ is down.

    Even trying to access it from the zdnet site gives a blank page. I guess M$ has decided to censor this bit of bad press. Google cache still has it though 😉

  2. ray says:

    nah, even if they’re using any other os, the it guys, or their friends will probably convince customers to use weak passwords, or do something stupid, like using no security, or change the root password to something stupid. Or installing viruses,and trojan horse via torrents. 🙁

  3. Richard Chapman says:

    I would say most people get their Microsoft computers hijacked simply because they are using bad tech.

  4. Ray says:

    And thus, why most people get infected with viruses, and have their computer hijacked. Bad tech support.

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