Friday IT Funny: Unfortunate domain name attracts script-kiddies

Australian Security Supplies should really have spent more time thinking about using an acronym for its domain name

Computerworld Friday Funny: Australian Security Supplies should really have spent more time thinking about using an acronym for its domain name

Computerworld Friday Funny: Australian Security Supplies should really have spent more time thinking about using an acronym for its domain name

Website defacements are nothing new, and are a rather trifling concern for security managers. They are low-hanging fruit, and the artworks of budding professional hackers and would-be penetration testers.

But something did peak my interest when a notorious script-kiddy group vandalised the website of local company, Australian Security Supplies.

It wasn't the type of defacement, and it wasn't the type of exploits they used.

It was their acronym, turned domain name: www.ass.com.au.

Now that's unfortunate.

We in the tech sector have had our fill of acronyms, and I have long since dropped the broadband department's lengthy moniker. So what are some shocking tech acronyms that you consider a pain the in a.s.s?

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