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Re: Katrina Network Damage Report

  • From: Scott A Crosby
  • Date: Tue Sep 13 05:21:32 2005

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 12:47:00 +0200, Iljitsch van Beijnum <iljitsch@muada.com> writes:

> On 12-sep-2005, at 2:47, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
>
>> Amazingly enough, the *single* biggest problem in trying to get Joe
>> Sixpack to secure their systems is "But I don't have anything
>> they'd be interested in..."
>
> Security isn't an end in itself. For instance, I don't care enough
> about people using up my paper and ink to secure my print server
> against remote printing.

When the number of open print servers exceeds a threshold, I predict
that 'innovative marketers' will start using zombied toasters to send
advertisements to all open print servers they can find.

And at that point, security matters very much.

Scott




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