[clug] Secure your Internet facing stuff (was Re: googlebot doing funny things in logs)

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Jun 16 00:37:25 MDT 2011

On 16/06/11 13:50, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> Don't walk in the middle of the highway. Don't point guns at people, it's always the unloaded gun that accidentally kills your friend. Don't use an electric toaster while in the bath.

Are you suggesting that running insecure webservers on the public
internet is as dangerous as pointing guns at people? Sometimes I
think that people take this Internet thing a little too seriously.

A truck, a gun, a toaster in the bath can kill people.

The Internet, on the other hand, is a game. Nothing more.

Bob Edwards.

> Simple safety precautions, which some people continue to ignore because, "it'll never happen to me!"
> Alex

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