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"If we had built the Mossack Fonseca website, they wouldn't be in this mess!"
Happy you don't build it !!!
I hadn't thought of it like that! One aspect of this worth noting is that all companies have a weak spot around their tech set up. At some point the non-tecnical owners need to trust the web designers - so they need to hire web designers they can trust.
Hello. You only get web designers - better: programmers - you can trust, when you trust yourself and pay the bills. Most companies still kind of believe the web is for free and a good programmer should work for free as well.
Even so, when they have you, they do not listen, you can tell them a hundred times, "we need to update" (they should contract and pay the effort), but they would not ...
Hi Konrad. Yes, I absolutely agree. We have very often seen this dynamic at work. Business owners and descision makers are very often not technical enough to make decisions about this kind of thing - and then refuse to listen to people who are qualified, partly because it will cost them money. From their side, they don't want to get ripped off by unscrupulous operators, adn there are quite a number of those in the industry!
I wonder what the ramifications are for a company like Mossack Fonseca if it were to use Google Apps for Business for its mail server. The server might be in the US and that jurisdiction might make the companies using Mossack Fonseca open to litigation and investigation that they could otherwise avoid.
I strongly suspect that this is sitting on an old PC in a cupboard in the offices of Mossack Fonsecka - and what could be safer than that? You could even lock the cupboard if you wanted to be really safe.
Your comment reminds me of one of my colleagues who told me "Sadart, if you try hacking into my company's infrastructure, I will just unplug everything'.. I am no hacker but my colleagues think I am a hacker of a sort. I just build software with strong emphasis on security from the application layer.