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Re: Smolt: firsboot revisited

On 2/16/07, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 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

Fedora Core 6 and proud

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