[OT] Security question

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 07:26:28 EST 2016


On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 10:47 PM, Anssi Saari <as at sci.fi> wrote:
> I'd say it depends on what the password is actually used for. You seem
> to indicate it's just so you can access the internet? To me it seems
> abusing that password is hard to impossible since it's your fibre to
> your home. If the password is used for access control for anything then
> it's an awful practise.

"Just" so he can access the internet? That's no small deal. If someone
else can sign in with the same password, s/he can do any sort of abuse
and it'll be registered to someone else. What spammer wouldn't jump at
the chance to blame someone else for the traffic?

ChrisA


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