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Re: Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing
From: Jeff Kell <jeff-kell () utc edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:12:37 -0500

There used to be the old programming benchmark of how large a "program"
(in lines, as well as compiled bytes) it took to say "Hello, world."

The 21st century benchmark might now well be the size of a "Hello,
world" e-mail.

Or a web page with a similar statement.

Jeff

On 2/10/2012 6:46 PM, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 09:37:01AM -0800, Leo Bicknell wrote:
Remind me again why we live in this sad word Randy (correcly) described?
Because banks and many other institutions have prioritized all-singing,
all-dancing, bloated, horribly-badly-marked-up HTML email with
"stationary" and logos and pictures and web bugs far, FAR ahead of
security, privacy, accessability, portability and other -ilities that
I'm too lazy to enumerate just now.  Besides: it's not like it's *their*
accounts that will get hosed or *their* money that will get lost.
Things like that only happen to the little people.

See also this related note:

      http://www.mail-archive.com/infowarrior%40attrition.org/msg08436.html

---rsk




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