moderated Re: User-friendly message rejection after attempt to post to a locked thread #suggestion


Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 12:46 PM, Marv Waschke wrote:
solutions that reduce security become mistakes.
Except it doesn't.   The request to remove the original message from the locked message eliminates "the payload" as described entirely.   That payload exists today, and could be exploited and would be if it were worth the effort.

There's a big difference, huge in fact, between actually doing something that reduces security and acknowledging that a known security risk should probably be way, way, way down the list of worries.  

The hemming and hawing about backscatter is about something that is not happening, could easily be made to happen as things stand now (and not just here), and is not happening because it's not worth the effort at the present time.  Taking active measures against something like this is a waste of time.
 
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