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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:18:43 -0700
From: Tim <>
Subject: Re: Fw: Security risk of vim swap files

> > Sure, you can argue that maybe some systems should ignore these files,
> > block access, etc, but it is pretty absurd to expect every other piece
> > of software in the universe to work around very unsafe defaults of text
> > editors.  
> It's also fairly absurd to insist that people can run whatever program
> they want, wherever they want, on a production web server, without being
> familiar enough with the program to understand the risks.
> Anyone who edits files in the deployment path with an insufficient
> education is going to have problems, and not having noswapfile set is
> the least of them.

I don't disagree.  But this isn't just about exposures via web


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