Smolt: firsboot revisited
pemboa at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 08:19:49 UTC 2007
On 2/16/07, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at freenet.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 02:33 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 08:20 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > Ask yourself: If you were an administration/government/military
> > > organisation, an enterprise's financial/development department, a bank,
> > > simply a shop archiving your customer data or other entity dealing with
> > > "secret"/"private" information, would you want details about your
> > > systems to be exposed to the public?
> > >
> > > Consider secret services/competitors spying the net, consider
> > > man-in-the-middle attacks, consider intruders harvesting the
> > > database, ...
> > >
> > > I would not - I would take any measure to prevent and obsure such
> > > transmission.
> > Thats fine. In that case you can simply instruct your users to not send
> > such information and the users can simply just click 'next' on the menu.
> Many folks around here would advise their management to classify Fedora
> as not trustworthy and to ban it :-o.
> Is exactly the kind of argumentation why before-mentioned institutions
> chose to migrate away from Microsoft systems.
I don't think you've ever said how the information is being sent
without user permission or what the personal data is that is being
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