I mean, there are government departments that dont like publicity.
Depends. One interesting tidbit that I came across when I was going back over my security advisory archive concerned M$ Front Page back in 1998.
At the time it was discovered that whenever you remotly updated your web page, M$ FP would also conveniently create a *world* *readable* copy of it in a backup directory with the extension _vti_cnf. Even more bozotically, if the sys-admin remotly updated their password, it would do the same with the system password file ( don't you just hate 'security through obscurity'?).
There was a time when you could safely assume that any page that popped up in a search engine was there because someone had made the descision to put it there in a publicly accessible place.
These days, it seems to be just as likely to be something that a 'user friendly' system will just do automatically and which won't be noticed simply because the sys-admins are too busy with other things.
You might be strangling my chicken, but you don't want to know what I'm doing to your hampster.
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