Thursday, June 12, 2008

One more time: Security by obscurity doesn't work

A federal judge who was recently on the short list for Supreme Court nominations recently discovered this:
Before the site was taken down, visitors to were greeted with the message: "Ain't nothin' here. Y'all best be movin' on, compadre."

Only those who knew to type in the name of a subdirectory could see the content on the site, which also included some of Kozinski's essays and legal writings as well as music files and personal photos.
The music files were copyrighted. The photos included porn.

Alex Kozinski, 9th Circuit chief judge, posted sexually explicit matter on his website - Los Angeles Times
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