[clug] Drive-By Pharming Attack Could Hit Home Networks

Sunnz sunnzy at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 11:23:44 GMT 2007


I am in no way saying that it is the right thing to do... but it
shouldn't be classified as 'unfriendly' enough to not to implement it.
People had to deal with it with MS/Adobe/etc. for years, there
shouldn't be a 'double standard'.

2007/2/22, Andrew Boyd <facibus at gmail.com>:
> On 2/22/07, Sunnz <sunnzy at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Well Windows Adobe whatever etc. make people type in serial numbers
> > for a long long time so it should be no way "customer unfriendly".
> Hi,
> this isn't the list to start a UCD101 discussion... but seeing as Paul's
> comment was attributed to me... :)
> Just because Microsoft and Adobe do it, it doesn't mean necessarily that it
> is a Good Thing (and doesn't mean that it isn't, either). There are a lot of
> "best practices" that aren't. Personally, I think that authentication by
> serial number is so 1989 :) But it is better than vulnerability through
> default password. I think that, as a species, we could probably do better.
> Cheers, Andrew

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