Reply to post: Re: Rather inevitable wasn't it ?

Atlassian issues advice on how to keep your IT service desk secure... after hundreds of portals found facing the internet amid virus lockdown

James 139

Re: Rather inevitable wasn't it ?

We had a customer who deployed, what was basically software intended for LAN use, directly on the internet.

We pointed this out and said it most definitely wasnt advisible.

Our recommendation was that he lock it away behind even basic HTTP password protection.

His response? "Oh yea, we're going to use SSL".

I'm fairly sure that, after a year, it was still exposed, SSL-less and no sign of any additional password protection.

Just a case of convenience over sense.

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