[Dshield] Message from M$

Doug White doug at clickdoug.com
Mon Aug 18 21:21:06 GMT 2003

Actually, as the story goes, the hacker got into an employee's machine which was
VPN into the corporate network and did his nefarious deeds via the employee
connection.  MS learned from that.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Hardin" <johnh at aproposretail.com>
To: "General DShield Discussion List" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 11:33 AM
Subject: RE: [Dshield] Message from M$

| On Mon, 2003-08-18 at 08:47, Dan Morrill wrote:
| > As well, this morning's press release about the GNU FTP
| > Server being compromised doesn't help. This is not one of those things that
| > instill confidence in Linux or any open source project when that happens.
| How much confidence do you have in MS software after the report that a
| hacker cracked their corporate network a few years back and was able to
| wander around and essentially download all of the sources for XP before
| being detected?
| (Or am I misremembering the details...?)
| > Its industry wide, not a particular vendor of a product, OS, application or
| > otherwise. I haven't met an application that has lived up to the sales
| > speech yet.
| >
| > Stop bashing, provide solutions, ones that will work dealing with humans,
| > and their amazing ability to just "not get it".
| Too true.
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