[fpc-devel] Re: Last message about changes (guaranteed!)

Cephas Atheos cephasatheos at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 16:41:55 CEST 2012

On 29/09/12 10:19 PM, "Jonas Maebe" <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be> wrote:

>However, if the server were hacked that would probably not be enough. On
>the other hand, it probably wouldn't be enough either in case a forum
>server were hacked.

Actually, that's a good point - with so much more control and comms
options, a hacker could conceivably do more damage to a forum than to a
listserver! I guess that's the same as saying I could do more damage with
a baseball bat than with a twig :)

Given the same constraints and variables, a forum server is just as
difficult to hack as the same listserver. And unless the admin login is
encrypted, remote access theoretically gives more opportunity to gather
plaintext logins. Mind you, so far there's been little evidence of hacker
email account access via this method, despite hundreds of millions of
mobile webmail users. But then, it's just a matter of time before that
happens! (I have very low opinions of hackers (speaking as an ex-member),
but much higher opinions of their persistence).

These are all areas that need discussion, security-wise.

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