netbuzz writes: "Security experts trying to tell a rural hospital that sensitive data belonging to its staff and possibly patients sits exposed on the Internet have been stymied since last week by the fact that no one at the medical facility will respond to their repeated warnings. “This is more commonplace than you might suspect,” says a healthcare professional who volunteers for the Open Security Foundation and blogs about privacy issues under the pseudonym Dissent Doe. “I've gone through hoops trying to notify various city agencies at times, and have gotten no responses to attempts to alert a major Canadian newspaper, a major U.S. health insurer where patient info was available on the web if you knew where to look, and a number of small businesses. And those are just the ones I can recall offhand.”"
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cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken