[maemo-users] Where is telnet?

From: Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Date: Fri May 15 20:52:32 EEST 2009
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Mark <wolfmane at gmail.com> wrote:
> As I said, sometimes I *don't* care about sending my credentials in
> plaintext, because there's no possibility of anyone using them against
> me in any way that matters. I just don't use credentials that I use
> anywhere else. In fact, that can be a *good* thing, as in
> misdirection...
> I can lug my wallet around in a safe if I'm that paranoid, but
> personally I think I have bigger things to worry about than my wallet
> if I'm being mugged, and someone can still take the whole safe and
> crack it at their leisure. Overkill is overkill, and paranoia is
> seldom useful.
> I can understand being careful about preventing ID theft/fraud (I am
> myself), but being paranoid about every little thing is absurd. I
> mean, really, why do you care if somebody reads your emails or
> overhears your conversations, unless you're doing something you
> shouldn't? There's a big difference between being reasonably careful
> and being paranoid.
> And if you live somewhere that you're being oppressed for things that
> are perfectly acceptable, that's you're fault. You have options:
> either take an active role in changing things, or move somewhere else.
> Bitching, moaning and complaining to people who can't do anything
> about it and being paranoid all the time isn't going to solve anything
> and in fact only makes things worse.


I will print your comment, frame it, and hang it on the wall. Just to
have it ready to be copied the next time I run into one of those
security zealots with cold war mindset.

Kudos for the common sense.


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