[Gllug] how reliable is netcraft?

John Levin john at technolalia.org
Tue Dec 6 00:21:12 UTC 2011

On 05/12/2011 12:39, Jason Clifford wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-12-05 at 12:02 +0000, Simon Wilcox wrote:
>> I'd also second what Shannon said, as a hiring manager I don't want to
>> be told what we're doing wrong, unless I specifically ask. We probably
>> have a pretty good idea ourselves and you don't know the reasons why
>> it's an old version.
> A useful caveat to this is that as a candidate you should always
> remember that you are interviewing the company as much as they you and
> if you can see that something they are doing is giving rise to a
> significant risk - ie if the version of the CMS they are running is
> known to be vulnerable to security bugs - how they react to you
> mentioning it may be a good indicator.
> Of course you need to determine first whether it would be appropriate to
> do so. An interview with someone who is not part of the team
> specifically managing the website would not be the right place to do so.

Thanks to everyone who replied, and the good advice from all of you. 
Won't be raising it at the interview; if I get the post I'll see how the 
land lies.

Many thanks to you all,

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