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And having your data stolen is preferable to starving. The point is that, morally: X is bad X being all Y's fault doesn't imply that Y should be unprotected from the consequences of X.

We help each other out in this society. So in this case if you're a database developer with a good handle on deployment security, you don't put a insecure-by-default product in the hands of people who aren't. I genuinely can't understand why people are arguing to the contrary.




Cars can be dangerous and everybody should read the manual before using one, but it doesn't mean they are sold in an unsafe state where the user has to configure something first, otherwise it'll kill everybody.

Even knifes are sold with some package that prevents them from cutting before the package is removed.

I agree, I don't think your job is done just because you wrote somewhere "pay attention to this".




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