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Security Vulnerability Bingo

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the fun-and-games dept.

Security 21

An anonymous reader writes "Ben Bitdiddle of MIT fame sends an open letter to system administrators encouraging them to stop patching their systems so they can play 'Security Vulnerability Bingo.'"

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Sounds fun... (4, Informative)

Jurily (900488) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777414)

Shame it's such a blatant advertisement.

Re:Sounds fun... (1)

Sarten-X (1102295) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777712)

It is, but it's a nice presentation. I'll take this over flash-laden pop-ups any day.

A-D-O-B-E (5, Funny)

ducomputergeek (595742) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777484)

Bingo!

...you insensitive clod... (3, Funny)

philipmather (864521) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777488)

I administer an online bingo site and just had a panicky moment whilst reading that headline. "Security, Bingo? Erk!"

Give me an A! (1)

Codename Dutchess (1782238) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777498)

Because I looooove advertisements.

Attention Underlings... (3, Funny)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777552)

the first person to get bingo, will be terminated.

That is all...

Advertisement (1)

JumpDrive (1437895) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777628)

But it seems that more than half of the security posts here are just advertisements. I think that putting them in 'Idle' is a helpful change. Maybe they should look at doing this more often with some of their articles or main posts.
If it really doesn't give us useful information other than " The sky is falling , the sky is falling...." and ends with buy this product, shouldn't it just be labeled advertisement.

The only chance of this being useful is if it creates a meaningful discussion. So I doubt it will have much use.

Not even trying to hide... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32777740)

Wow, There not even trying to hide that it's an advertisment.

However, this could be a fun game if not for those pesky script kiddies

old news (3, Funny)

Jafafa Hots (580169) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777786)

I discovered this security hole years ago at our volunteer fire dept. hall.
I used to call out BINGO without actually having bingo, and at least one time in ten they gave me the prize without even checking my board.

Re:old news (0, Offtopic)

Jafafa Hots (580169) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777806)

ok, nevermind, misread the post. Dont you hate when a lame joke is rendered even more embarrassing through illiteracy?

Re:old news (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32778092)

Doesn't really happen to me but you seem to have plenty of experience.

Back in the day... (1)

dandart (1274360) | more than 4 years ago | (#32777822)

Gosh, I remember half of these from the 2.6.28 days. You're not still running that, are you? Dear, dear me.

Slashdotted? (1)

ildon (413912) | more than 4 years ago | (#32778060)

I can't get the page to load. Their servers must be pretty weak if they can be slashdotted by an idle story with 11 comments (as of this writing).

We seem to have broken their server (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 4 years ago | (#32778090)

While not a security vulnerability per se, I think we should get a door prize for reducing their server to ruble.

Re:We seem to have broken their server (3, Funny)

mortonda (5175) | more than 4 years ago | (#32778186)

I think a slashdotting is the free token in the middle of the board.

Re:We seem to have broken their server (1)

jspenguin1 (883588) | more than 4 years ago | (#32778418)

You're saying their server is only worth about 3 cents [google.com] now?

Re:We seem to have broken their server (2, Funny)

selven (1556643) | more than 4 years ago | (#32779462)

reducing their server to ruble.

I'm pretty sure hiring hackers in Russia is cheating.

God (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32778508)

What a boring webpage that was.

Old ladies game (2, Funny)

DrugCheese (266151) | more than 4 years ago | (#32779282)

Bingo is associated, at least with me, with an older crowd set. For the more youthful who would enjoy a faster developing game try setting up multiple dhcp servers in the same address range. It would ne the equivalent of Texas holdem.

  Entertainment is the only reason I can think of why a sys admin at a clients chooses to set them up that way. Well maybe it is closer to beer pong and the guy is just an idiot...

Fine with me (1)

Shoten (260439) | more than 4 years ago | (#32779850)

Sure, it's fine if they stop patching their systems. Just so long as they keep patching the systems that belong to their employers before they decide to screw around.

Its just (1)

jobst (955157) | more than 4 years ago | (#32783518)

Bingodverising.

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