People leaving FA
By Tory Phoenix in the Facebook group Greymuzzles. Posted here with permission
Was gonna post this as a simple comment. Then i got off on a rant. So here it is.
Not to be overly combative but, FA has been down a few times? 4, 5, 6 times? Thats a pretty gods be damned good record, given the size and activity level of the site.
Hell. 10 times in 1 year would be a great record for a site like FA that doesnt have corporate enterprise level backing for technology. Have you only been on the Internet for a few days or are you just that petty? Do you just not know?
I am IT. I have my AS and BS in IT with a focus in security. I have a bit of insight therefore.
I am getting really tired of ignorant furs spouting off with hearsay that they got from a fur that knows a fur that knows a fur that heard x from a fur they know. All so they can pop off with some BS about showing them (FA) that you mean business? Are you kidding me with that shit? This isn't Target or Walmart. Is Dragoneer raking in the bucks and living like a king and I don't know about it?
Then I don't hear that in some general group where there are younger furs, but here? Really? Grow up. Just get over yourselves already.
From what I saw. The FA team, from a security standpoint, did as much right as they could. They are not an enterprise IT department. They had backups. Maybe not as often as we, likely even they, would like, but they had them. They did security right in that the email and password file was encrypted. Guess what. There are businesses that handle your financial info that don't do that, even if they should as it is basic best practice.
They also didnt try to recover the known compromised files. WHICH IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO YOU FREAKING MORONS!!!!!
Those files were COMPROMISED and therefore suspect. They deleted files, the hackers, they could have infected those that were not deleted as well as those that were deleted and might have been recovered.
Not putting those files live and placing the site, and the users, you idiots bitching and saying you'll 'go elsewhere' and 'show them' or that you 'mean business' at risk.
You should be counting your damn lucky stars that FA is following best practice security wise. And the tech they would need to prevent this outright, to do the constant backups you are demanding. 10s of thousands. 10s of thousands of dollars many mid size for profit companies dont have