Friday Reminder: Web Site Security

William Herrin bill at
Sat May 16 01:33:54 UTC 2020

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 4:25 PM Valdis Klētnieks
<valdis.kletnieks at> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 May 2020 12:15:13 -0700, "Ronald F. Guilmette" said:
> > This is your helpful Friday reminder to always pay close attention to
> > the security settings of all of the web sites under your administration.
> > Otherwise, anonymous skript kiddiez could show up at any moment and
> > deface one or more of your web sites.  (It happens a lot.)
> >
> Just this week, I have seen an (unconfirmed) report that there is an organized
> effort that's abusing SSH keys that lack passphrases - if they pwn a system and
> find one, they go surfing it as far as they can.

You may have missed the schadenfreude in Ronald's post.

Give it a rest Ronald. You won.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
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