Reply to post: Re: Rate limiting surely must help?

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Re: Rate limiting surely must help?

So tell me, Einstein, how are they getting out in the first place given we're now to the point of a megahack about once a month?

Really? Well come on then, where can I find proof that even one of my sites got a "megahack about once a month"? Well? All websites are getting a "megahack about once a month"?

No? So only just a few sites get hacked? And then usually from significantly bad errors in the configuration or unpatched bugs (which usually is administrator error as well). Given the millions of servers out there, maybe those that get hacked are only a tiny %age, and those that leak their password files are only a really tiny %age of the tiny %age that get hacked?

How about some citations for your claims for a change? No? Course not, no surprises there.

Some have since given up carrying cell phones because they keep losing them (they even keep their credit cards at home).

So JUST because YOUR family ARE a bit LACKING in MENTAL CAPACITY, the REST of US should LOWER our STANDARDS? Several BILLION people AROUND the WORLD don't HAVE the PROBLEMS of YOUR family MEMBERS. Why SHOULD the REST of US limit OURSELVES just BECAUSE they're NOT CAPABLE of FUNCTIONING NORMALLY?

If you cannot figure out a way to give them a single password that they can remember, perhaps it is you who is the problem? Maybe write it down for them and stick it to the side of their screen? If they're not in a place where others can see it, there's no issue and it'd certainly be safer than the daily passing of the password over the phone. Obviously you don't care for their password security or are simply incapable of devising a better system for them, otherwise you wouldn't be needing to read several other people's passwords to them over the phone each day. For that matter, what do you use to remember them? Obviously you're either further compromising their security by using the same password for all of these people or you're using some tool to keep track of them all? Huh? Well, come on Einstein, do tell.

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