Author: Antony Stone Date: To: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] Fwd: April's fools mess
On Monday 01 April 2019 at 20:05:11, Mike Bird wrote:
> This attack...
It was not an attack.
> Any security lapse is serious.
It was not a security lapse.
> Claiming the incident was not serious does not make it less so,
However, admitting that it was a (possibly misguided) April Fool's prank does
make it not at all serious (in security terms).
> There are two very real problems: (1) the untrustworthy person
> with access to Devuan's infrastructure and (2) Devuan's thus-far
> totally inadequate response to a serious security incident.
Which part of the following did you not understand?
On Monday 01 April 2019 at 15:27:00, KatolaZ wrote:
> Again and to clarify once and for all: this was just an April fool. No
> machine was compromised. No content was moved, deleted, or tampered
> with in any way. Noone got access to the Devuan infra. No package or
> mirror was affected.
> I apologise if somebody thought the joke stretched a bit too far: I am
> responsible for that. I thought all the clues were clear enough, but
> apparently they were not and some people got too stressed about it. I
> am sincerely sorry about that.
> I will definitely make sure I will not make such a mistake again in
> the future.
Numerous psychological studies over the years have demonstrated that the
majority of people genuinely believe they are not like the majority of people.
Please reply to the list;
please *don't* CC me.
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