Hello World

alister alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Thu Jan 8 16:14:30 CET 2015

On Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:31:22 +0200, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:

> alister <alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com>:
>> On Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:06:16 +0200, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>>> An administrator doesn't need the users' passwords for anything but
>>> should be assumed to know them.
>> The administrator may be able to change them but he should NEVER know
>> them (or need to)!
> When you are under an administrator's dominion, *you* must assume the
> they know your password.
> (Somewhat in the same vein, if you are running a virtual machine, *you*
> must assume the owner of the host computer has root access to your
> virtual machine. By extension, *you* must assume the government
> officials of the physical jurisdiction of the host computer have root
> access to your virtual machine.)
> Marko
I will agree with you there. The administrator 'should' never know your 
password but as a user you should never believe that password security 
has been correctly implemented (just ask Sony :-) )

"The subspace _W inherits the other 8 properties of _V. And there 
even any property taxes."
		-- J. MacKay, Mathematics 134b

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