I am installing Pidgin in Firefox. ????

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Mon Dec 14 13:37:16 EST 2009


On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:18:53 -0600
Programmer In Training <pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us> wrote:

> On 12/14/2009 1:59 AM, Brian Morrison wrote:
> > On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:49:04 -0600
> > Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> Also, you provided what you're claiming are passwords to a PUBLIC
> >> MAILING LIST.
> > 
> > You know, there really needs to be a clearer indication that mailing 
> > support at pidgin.im sends mail to a public list with many hundreds or
> > thousands of subscribers.
> > 
> 
> I don't know, I assume all mailing lists I join are public. Just safe
> that way. And even if it wasn't a public mailing list with tons of
> subscribers, you STILL shouldn't give your PW and login to ANYONE. Every
> major portal and service tells you to never give out your pw to anyone
> and says that no one on their staff will ever ask for your password.
> 

I'm afraid that a lot of people have no concept of security at all,
they do not understand what a mailing list is or how it works, they do
not realise that people can use their account if they give out their
user ID and password.

Sorry, that's just the way that many people are.

-- 

Brian Morrison

                "I am not young enough to know everything"
                                                          Oscar Wilde



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