On 4 April 2012 15:35, Petr Bena <benapetr(a)gmail.com> wrote:
That sounds like as microsoft would interpret how
should work, and why I don't like windows:
"We know best what the user wants, so let us configure the system
according to what we think that is best for them, without even giving
them option to change anything on that"
Seriously, don't make microsoft windows from mediawiki, please. We
could as well make mediawiki do what it "thinks that user wants to do"
rather than "what user really wants"
Actually; what he is describing is super-serious security 101.
Users are always a major security flaw in any system, and leaving security
options up the them increases your attack vector (i.e; most people don't
use Gmail 2 factor authentication, because it is a pain).
There is a reason Microsoft (successfully) makes use of this model. As does
most modern Linux distro's, Mac OSX, etc etc. The key is getting a balance
between sane defaults and advanced configuration for those with proven
responsibility to understand their own security.
If you make it *easy* for an individual to disable a key security feature
then your security effectively becomes useless.