[LINK] Regional ISPs Score Big
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 09:52:30 +1000 (EST)
Off topic, but kinda funny...
The ad for eSign that shows on the page when I loaded it says "Nervous
about web security - Get our free web security guide". Sure enough, one
clicks through to it and the site informs you about the "world leading
public key infrastructure" technologies" that they deploy etc.
If I was really nervous about web security, I'd be worried about the
badly patched operating systems that most sites are deployed on rather
than the buzzword-compliant layers that sit on top. I guarantee you - the
people looking to breach the security on websites are looking in places
other than those that would require a large amount of computational power
This strategy of eSign (assuming the free guide doesn't contain a tome of
information about actual security) strikes me as one similar to the
"Enable Security" checkbox in the Norton's Internet Firewall product.
Oh, something else while I'm on the page. The ad redirects you to
http://www.esign.com.au/landing/landing-1.shtml, which has a "Verisign
secure site" button on it. I can't say it's obvious to me what the
purpose of a Verisign "Secure" verifier is if the page you're being
redirected from is unencrypted.
More e-fodder for the e-tards, I suspect.