Culpar ao Banco, non ao atracador

atracador de bancos

There's an onslaught of blogs and sites predicting the demise of Twitter after some noticeable accounts were hackear. Algúns dos sitios falan do hacker con temor e Twitter con desdén (¿unha epidemia ?!). Que hai de malo na xente?

A verdade, descubrín algunhas das mensaxes deixado polo hackers to be quite humorous. That's not to say I don't hold the hacker accountable, though. He made the decision to process scripts that did a dictionary attack on a Twitter administrator. After his attack worked, he logged in. After he logged in, he reset other account passwords. After he changed the passwords, he logged in their accounts. There are detalles completos do hack en Wired.

O pirata informático incluso filmou o crime e deixou un bo rastro a seguir:

Twitter isn't an e-commerce program, holding your credit card data. Twitter doesn't have your social security information. Twitter doesn't pretend nor try to be a universal authentication package. Twitter's intent was never to let this happen. While their approach to security best practices may have been lacking, it's still not their fault that someone out there decided to hack them.

Imagine Twitter was a bank and the hacker was the robber. When the bank-robber works to find flaws in the security and eventually cracks the safe, do we blame the bank? No, we don't.

Twitter respondeu. Had the hacker notified Twitter of the security breach and they did not correct it, I would hold them accountable. The hacker had the opportunity to do just that… but didn't.

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    "Cando o ladrón de banco traballa para atopar fallos na seguridade e, finalmente, rompe a caixa forte, ¿culpamos ao banco? Non, non o facemos. "

    ¡Non !? Traballo para Bank of America. Confía en min, o faría o banco absolutamente ser culpado por fallos de seguridade. Tanto dos medios de comunicación como dos seus clientes.

    O mesmo se pode dicir para Twitter. Será a súa desaparición do ataque e da eventual caída debido aos hackers? Probablemente non. Pero o percepción dos seus usuarios que o sitio non é seguro, creo, marxinalo contra outro sitio de SocNet que afirma que o seu sistema é máis seguro. Quizais non agora, pero o tempo e a persistencia dos piratas informáticos para, así, piratear, poñerán a Twitter de xeonllos.

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