[OT] Security question

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Fri Dec 30 10:03:02 EST 2016


Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:

> 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?

That's called plausible deniability.


Marko


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