[LMB] LISTBIZ: GDPR and Birthdays
proto at panix.com
Mon May 28 13:03:28 BST 2018
> On May 28, 2018, at 1:24 AM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
> On May 27, 2018, at 06:52 AM, WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> What you went through was a lot less trouble than being rooted.
> What's "rooted" mean in this context?
Non technical explanation “rooted” has the same meaning as in Australian slang.
If you “really need to know”
More technically: It means your computer can be taken over by outside entities.
Your computer can be used in a botnet to do anything the entity desires, for example,
send spam from you to all your contacts and anyone whose email they know, mine bitcoin,
use your computer for a variety of illegal and immoral scams etcetera.
Who’s General Protection Fault and why is he reading my hard disk?!
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