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Re: Proposal for removal of mICQ package

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 01:04:39PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> The problem is that computer security is in many ways more difficult than 
> security in other areas.
> If someone breaks into your house, car, shop, etc then you can repair the 
> locks, replace keys, and fix anything else that may have helped them get in.  
> If someone breaks into your computer the only serious way to solve the 
> problem is to reinstall all software, change all passwords, and change all 
> passwords on all machines that might have the same password.  This is a 
> serious amount of work and may not even be possible.  Some companies would go 
> bankrupt if their computers were offline for long enough to properly deal 
> with a security breach.

Your assuming that if somebody breaks into your house, nobody is going
to leave any easter-eggs behind, but if somebody breaks into you
computer that they will...

Now if your truely paranoid you will have to pull down and rebuild your
house after it was broken into, just in case somebody bugged it...

(of course, in either case, you may not find any evidence of a break in).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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