Being safe on the internet (was Re: Here we go again - ISP DPI, but is it interception?)

Ian Batten igb at
Sun Aug 1 21:40:30 BST 2010

> The server, as in a dedicated host offering professional services  
> should
> protect itself against anything the "internet" throws against it,

Except that's both contrary to the law in every other field, and  
incredibly elitist.  Either it's an argument that the only people who  
should publish content on the Internet have to be elite security  
ninjas, or that the severity of the crime is inversely proportional to  
the presumed competence of the victim.   Banks should be expected to  
protect their branches, but shoving a shotgun into the face of the  
cashier is nonetheless a crime.    I suspect James Firth's front door  
isn't JCB-proof, but I assume he'd regard someone who used a bulldozer  
to break into his house as a potential criminal.


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