Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing

Måns Nilsson mansaxel at
Fri Feb 10 22:24:39 UTC 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 09:29:30AM -0800, Randy Bush wrote:
> > So because of phishing, nobody should send messages with URLs in them?
> more and more these days, i have taken to not clicking the update messages, 
> but going to the web site manyually to get it.

Web site? With the RIPE db one communicates using PGP email for data
in and port 43 queries for data out. The web site is for signing up to
RIPE meetings. Yes, RIPE NCC, I think that you put a lot of resources into
new fancy guish junk, and tend to forget how things should be done, and
some things -- the horror! -- are only possible to accomplish using the
web site and some forgotten password. To me, that is much more annoying
than the side projects that people are griping over.

> waaaay to much phishing, and it is getting subtle and good.



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