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Re^3: Status of Recent User Information Leak

by planetscape (Canon)
on Aug 02, 2009 at 09:00 UTC ( #785209=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Status of Recent User Information Leak
in thread Status of Recent User Information Leak

To add insult to injury, after a painfully long waiting period of inaction, some monk with appropriate access decided that a leet-speak banner on the front page would be the best way to announce the site being compromised, followed by a joking reference to The Hitchhikers GTTG. Really? I failed to see the humour in it and found it to be one of the most publicly unprofessional acts I have ever witnessed.

This reminds me of The Parable of the Old Man, The Boy, and The Donkey. Thus far, site admins have been vilified for notifying all users, not notifying any users, notifying only FaceBook users, notifying only users whose e-mails and passwords had been leaked, and on and on. Frankly, I am surprised we still have admins to bitch about and a site allowing us to bitch, given the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" mentality of so many. Fortunately, even more seem to ask what they can do to help rather than stand back and pour more kerosene on the fire.

HTH,

planetscape


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Re^4: Status of Recent User Information Leak
by Argel (Prior) on Aug 02, 2009 at 16:38 UTC
    for notifying all users
    Is that a typo? Tye indicated he is still working on notifying the users who had their respective information published and that while he would like to notify all users that was likely not going to happen.

    Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

      Not a typo, though obviously less clear than I'd have preferred. What I was referring to was the notification on the The Monastery Gates that would presumably alert all users visitng the site. Sorry for any confusion.

      HTH,

      planetscape
Re^4: Status of Recent User Information Leak
by Zen (Deacon) on Aug 04, 2009 at 17:52 UTC
    Bit of misinformation here. All users were not notified. Therein lies one of the many problems with the admin response.

      Obviously you did not (choose to)? read/understand my clarification. Not misinformation; simply not worded as precisely as I'd have liked. But then, that does not fit the conspiracy theory, does it?

      HTH,

      planetscape
        It is misinformation. It clearly says admins were vilified for notifying all users. Untrue. Factually incorrect. All users were not notified.
Re^4: Status of Recent User Information Leak
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 12, 2009 at 14:15 UTC
    "Thus far, site admins have been vilified for notifying all users, not notifying any users, notifying only FaceBook users, notifying only users whose e-mails and passwords had been leaked, and on and on."

    You are right -- they should instead be vilified for sweeping this problem under the rug.

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