Most of us include
some such public-writeable directory in our path, and all
but the godly amongst us make typing mistakes. Combined,
these two venial factors can lead to a big security risk.
The aim of this page and all the programs behind it is to
educate about the risk, not to lampoon those who have
unwittingly been part of this survey. My apologies if you
have been included in the lists that will be generated by
December 13th 1996 marks the day since when
these statistics have been collected. Incidentally, this day
was a Friday.
The programs that have been behind these statistics have raised some interesting ethical questions. For the moment, I do not have the time to put these up, but I will as soon as I can.