[meteorite-list] Following the SETI_at_home model

From: Martin Horejsi <martinh_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:13 2004
Message-ID: <B7F5E0A7.17B%martinh_at_isu.edu>

Ron Kindly wrote:

> The main problem with the SETI_at_home program is that it has security holes.
> The SETI site has been broken into at least 7 times in the past year by
> hackers, giving them potential access to all of the SETI_at_home programs
> installed around the world.

Um...just exactly what would hackers do with 3.3 million SETI_at_home programs?
I can think of some things, like change our screen savers to something,
well, maybe a little more interesting.

But it is my understanding that the main SETI mothership has huge amounts of
redundancy anyway given that all of us could conceivably hack our own
results we send to SETI daily.

Just a question.

2185 SETI results sent in and counting.....
Received on Fri 19 Oct 2001 03:52:40 PM PDT

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