Re: Bug#601691: ITP: idiocy -- a warning shot to people browsing the internet insecurely
On Thu, 28 Oct 2010, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
> > Idiocy quietly watches for people insecurely visiting twitter on public
> > wifi networks, then hijacks their session to post a tweet warning them
> > about the dangers. It was written in response to the release of
> > Firesheep, which will result in a huge increase in session stealing
> > attacks, with no defence other than forcing people to use SSL.
> Do we really need a package for this?
No. But half of the stuff we package is mostly useless (to the large
majority of our users), so that doesn't mean much.
The problem I see with this one is that it actually breaks the law in a
lot of places, while trying to masquerade as a "friendly service to
others". I'd rather it was not packaged.
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them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot