Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Mar 2006 16:16 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Humor The heartland turned vicious this week when an Oklahoma town threatened to call in the FBI because its web site was hacked by Linux maker Cent OS. Problem is CentOS didn't hack Tuttle's web site at all. The city's hosting provider had simply botched a web server. This tale kicked off yesterday when Tuttle's city manager Jerry Taylor fired off an angry message to the CentOS staff. Taylor had popped onto the city's web site and found the standard Apache server configuration boilerplate that appears with a new web server installation. Taylor seemed to confuse this with a potential hack attack on the bustling town's IT infrastructure.
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Computer literate my a@#!!
by archeas76 on Sun 26th Mar 2006 17:11 UTC
archeas76
Member since:
2006-01-25

Apparently the town official wasn't computer literate at all, it's amazing, I see this all the time. Just because someone can load an app or look something up on the web doesn't mean that they "know" something about computers.

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RE: Computer literate my a@#!!
by Peragrin on Sun 26th Mar 2006 18:17 in reply to "Computer literate my a@#!!"
Peragrin Member since:
2006-01-05

No what's disturbing is that he supposedly owned his own "computer business" for a while.

My question is just how dumb do you have to be to see there's a problem with your website, see a link, call the people on that link and accuse them of Hacking. That' s like a robber breaking into your house stealing your stuff, and leaving you a name and address should you want to buy your stuff back.



Apache Default pages should all point to www.whitehouse.gov so all complaints can be registered at the top of the totem pole. What's worse is that this guy would then call the white house and accuse them of hacking his computers.

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not a bad idea
by KenJackson on Sun 26th Mar 2006 18:30 in reply to "RE: Computer literate my a@#!!"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

Apache Default pages should all point to www.whitehouse.gov ...

That might make more sense than you even realize. This city manager would fit in perfectly with the stories my mother tells me from working part time answering phone calls for the White House.

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