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Re^2: Status of Recent User Information Leak
in thread Status of Recent User Information Leak
- Instead of criticizing the admins and debating whether they have neglected a security aspect we should be glad that they could bear the hassle of running this free site and all the bedeviling shots that come along, without PM all of us would be punching in the dark sometime somewhere to get a certain code working or would be going through noncontiguous Google's results in order to extract some knowledge which is a frustration.
How many users does it take to make the programmers of a "free software" bear some responsibility for its integrity?
Consider the following "free" things, and whether you would be a bit indisposed if any one of them had a similar leak of your email address, password, and real name due to a server that wasn't secure.
- Yahoo Mail
- MSN Messenger
Businesses have come to rely on these products. Should they not? Should everyone be content for the free service these products give, even if now and then their security is breached and passwords, emails, and IDs become public info?