[clug] [OT] all text passwords == secure?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Aug 26 00:29:03 MDT 2012

Scott Ferguson wrote on 26/08/12 3:35 PM:

>>> I agree with your assessment of this article: Fool's Comfort.

> What also concerns me is that if doesn't help educate people of the
> real cloud risks, because it continues that trend of not defining
> what they mean when they say "cloud". Let alone the silly example
> of how cloud instances can be stripped of data because of not using
> the "right" disk encryption (sigh). I blame the journalist, not the
> people being quoted.
> <snipped>
> Kind regards

What we know is that mainstream journalism and the 10-minute newscycle
with 4-second grabs doesn't allow for nuance or subtlety...

The flip side of this is "you get the politicians/journalists you

The Great Unwashed Australian Public don't want to understand the
issues and responses/responsibilities in detail. A variation of TL;DR.

The 'computer security' and Propitiatory Software companies respond to
their market and make use of the media as it is...

None of which is encouraging :-(

The upside for Those of You with Clue [and who Care], is you're a hard
target surrounded by thousands of Crash Test Dummies. For the moment,
that's a pretty solid protection:
  Being the only guy/gal in town to have a deadbolt on your door means
you won't be burgled by anyone opportunistic. Just the ones who knows
what's there and are determined.

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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