[OT] Re: gmail comprimised?

Tod Merley todbot88 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 23:09:33 UTC 2007

On 10/24/07, Thufir <hawat.thufir at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:25:55 +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> >> Yeah, you should have put OT in the subject.
> >
> > What, "On Topic?"
> ROFL.  It's on topic, because it's a security issue.  It's off topic
> because it's specific to google.  I'm certainly open to feedback as to
> the "correctness" of the post!
> My google account has so much stuff that if my Linux box were safe but my
> google account cracked that'd suck.  Wheras if the Linux box were cracked
> but somehow the Google account was safe, that would merely be a nuisance
> (albeit an alarming one).
> (Seems to have been a temporary hiccup with Google as I can now sign in.
> Incidentally, my iGoogle web page, and gmail, are both lacking color and
> otherwise look "weird" from Epiphany, but I'm not going to bother
> troubleshooting unless it's still like that tomorrow.)
> -Thufir
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Hi Thufir!

I am rather busy these days and so am doing little on the Linux
forums.  I read your post since I, like so many others, use Gmail from

You were OT for me.  Thanks!

I share your concerns about security.  I am busy downloading Linux
Live Security and Forensics CDs (almost a hobby to me these days -
what a LOT to learn!!!), learning to use virus scanners (the state of
the art is VERY important here), root kit hunters, SElinux and other
policy based tools, sniffers (network security "cameras"), and also
learning to "pen test".  I would recommend that we all do the same.

Thanks Thufir!  Carry on,


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