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

Mike Carden mike.carden at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 05:15:48 MDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:22 PM, Bob Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:

> I confess I was being somewhat provocative.

Really? You? I'm surprised. No, hang on, I'm not. :-)

That said, and with all due respect to you Bob, I get the sense that
you don't deeply engage with many of the online threats that many,
many people work with now.

You're a clever guy, running software you mostly understand on
hardware you mostly understand and you have a healthy paranoia. You
are a small target.

As soon as you have family or friends who don't behave online just as
you do, all bets are off.

I could explore this all night but MrB and Sam are right. The Internet
is much, much more dangerous than a loaded 30-06. And I know you know
that's so. It's our job (I hope) as people who know more about it than
others, to help and protect them.


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