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Re: The Backhoe: A Real Cyberthreat?
From: Jim Popovitch <jimpop () yahoo com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:48:51 -0500


Jerry Pasker wrote:

The point is: What's more damaging? Being open with the maps to EVERYONE can see where the problem areas are so they can design around them? (or chose not to) or pulling the maps, and reports, and sticking our heads in the sand, and hoping that security through obscurity works.

Let's look at this from another point of view:  Should we remove all
keylocks from backhoes so that everyone can have access to them?  :-)

I'm all for openness, but sometimes some things only need to be accessed
and used by the professionals that need those things. I fully trust that the big network operators, the ones that really really do need this data, have all the info they need to plan their network expansions, etc. I don't need to see this data, even though I might want to.

-Jim P.




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