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

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 29 16:47:24 CEST 2012

On 29.09.2012 16:41, Cephas Atheos wrote:
> 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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