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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Thursday September 08, 2005
08:52 PM

The password is DOOMLOL

[ #26653 ]
Dear Log,


«The basic problems considered here keep recurring. Whatever progress might be made in computer-related technologies and their applications has not been reducing the threats, vulnerabilities, and risks related to the systems upon which we individually and as a civilization depend most. Overall, this leads me to a sense of frustration that the Risks Forum has been largely preaching to the choir, and that our message is not getting through to those who really need it most. All of you regular RISKS readers are likely to be totally unsurprised by the items that you read here --- they are just more of the same.
[...]those of us who worry about risks, hype, propaganda, distortions, and the general demise of scientific and realistic thinking have been outflanked by well-funded, vested interests who have everything to gain from maintaining the status quo. »

Also in that issue:

«They used administrator passwords (taped to the backs of the computers) to override Internet filters and download software such as iChat that the district policy forbids.»