[LINK] Police probe hacking of GST Start-Up website
Fri, 30 Jun 2000 08:45:27 +1000
At 11:23 PM +1000 29/6/2000, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>Tinkering that reveals lack of authentication is hardly hacking
While I agree with this others may make a wrong analogy with, for
instance, a house. Even if you leave the door unlocked you are still
unimpressed if somebody walks in.
A more accurate analogy might be with the garden which you want to be
admired from the road. But you may be unhappy if somebody looks
through your bedroom window because you left the curtains aside -
particularly if they used binoculars! Again I think this is a flawed
analogy but others may not think so.
out in the street with confidential information
In the case of the GST site I think it's more like somebody leaving
an unlocked filing cabinet out in the street containing other peoples
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