[Dshield] RE: [Larholm/PivX] Proxy attackers/hijackers

John Holmblad jholmblad at aol.com
Tue Oct 21 02:27:25 GMT 2003


thanks for clarifying Thor's contributions to the community at large. I 
learned of the IE vulnerability www site only recently and have cited it 
in a paper I am writing that makes reference to the ongoing challenges 
that Microsoft faces in fixing their software. I wish to thake the time 
also, to thank Thor for his contribution to that www site which has only 
reinforced my decision to start using Netscape again after all these 
years and not depend solely on IE (my 1+1 strategy). At least AOL has 
made it easier to import IE favorites.

My own experience with Redhat Linux professional 8.0 is that it also has 
a fairly regular stream of patches (I would say approximately the same 
patch velocity if not greater than that of  Microsoft's server os 
patches) which I assiduously apply. Unfortunately because of a 
certificate expiration problem for which Redhat provided an advance 
warning and fix but which fix, nonetheless, failed  to work on my Linux 
laptop, despite my faithful adherence to their instructions for updating 
the certificate, I am now behind on Linux patches. I have come to 
understand that  Linux too requires "care and feeding". I have also had 
less than a stellar experience with Redhat's customer service although 
the are clearly well intentioned and I still support their customer 
support offering.


Best Regards,


John Holmblad


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