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The part that doesn't has a very bad time 
with hacker attacks these days.  Virus 
software is cheap, and in my experience, 
in competent companies, things do work 
as Amy describes.

When we first proposed web-like systems 
in the 80s, we were told the Internet 
was worthless because of the inherent 
security risks that the experts already 
knew about.  What scared the heck out 
of a lot of company sys types when 
the WWW first made its appearance was the 
blithe ignroring of these problems as 
well as many others (copyrights, porn, 
all the usual problems of laissez-faire 
resource exchange including viruses).  
But once the momentum got going, once 

Those who did not understand or chose 
to ignore the problems were put in 
charge, the only recourse was to go 
with the flow as they say, and trust 
one's own resources to judge.  It 
is pure objectivism not to live for 
another or ask them to live for you. 
It is foolhardy to open valuable 
assets up to pilfering just as it 
is to invest in companies based only 
on a dot in their name.  Many people 
made those mistakes; many didn't,.

Nothing has changed except that by taking 
some risks, we do have a world wide 
publishing medium and the beginnings of 
online business.  Take each step as 
you understand it and don't accept 
the fear-laden myths that panic you 
into action before you are ready.

Just be ready. That is all.


-----Original Message-----
From: Zach Kenyon [mailto:zkenyon@swbell.net]

I quite agree.  Personally, I understand very little about security from an 
administrator's point of view.  OTOH, I'd really love to live in Amy's world 
where all of the admins are competant.

Sadly, the world does not work this way.


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