Security FAIL
Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:24 pm)

Today I ran across this captcha:
captcha FAIL

I have no idea what that second word is (Channel, Chamfer, Champion?). This is one more example of how many things on the 'net are broken.

Take SMTP (RFC 821) for example. It was written in 1982 as a mechanism to deliver electronic mail. Despite being added to over the years, it's still basically the same, security-flawed protocol it's always been. Which is why we have email spam today. My corporate mail server processes around 15,000 emails per day, of which only about 2.5% actually gets delivered. That means about 97.5% of mail delivered to us is junk. What a colossal waste of resources!

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