[Dshield] Re: Making Microsoft listen.

Jan Johansson janj+dshield at wenf.org
Mon Oct 28 19:41:14 GMT 2002


On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 10:54:08AM -0800, John Hardin wrote:
>> Frustration over that people try to solve every computer problem
>> with firewalls and laws. In this case (spam by windows message
>> server) I see that the source of the problem as (yet again) bad
>> implementation from Microsoft. So why is noone complaining? Fix
>> the real problem don't make a workaround. (Or rather make them
>> fix the problem).
>
>...as if MS give a hoot about this problem.

If enough people stop buying their products they have to care.

>...as if the existence of this problem causes MS any financial
>or PR discomfort in any way.

Maybe not this one. But together with the next and the next.

>...as if, even if MS redesigned the protocol to incorporate
>authentication, or shut it off by default, more than some miniscule
>portion of the installed base would be updated with the fix.

Within a few years you will be made to upgrade. Microsoft can
even install the programs for you (or uninstall them if they
like). Time to read the EULA again?





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