Reply to post: I'm not shocked!

Don't touch that mail! London uni fears '0-day' used to cram network with ransomware

nick turner

I'm not shocked!

I spent far too many years of my life working the email at London's top engineering and science uni... One of the biggest problems was that we could put all the security we wanted, but academic's are the very definition of special snowflakes. We could not dictate to them which clients they used (we had fellows who refused to upgrade from pine to alpine and this was 4 or 5 years after the final release of pine....) We also had the ridiculous situation where every system had to have a corresponding MX record because academics liked to run to their own mail servers (which we had 0% control over)

I'm more shocked that this hasn't happened more frequently.

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