[Dshield] Does ring any bell?

Doug White doug at clickdoug.com
Fri Jan 9 04:09:56 GMT 2004

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From: "jayjwa" <jayjwa at atr2.ath.cx>
To: "General DShield Discussion List" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Does ring any bell?

: On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Dan wrote:
: > Well I would like to mention a couple of things.  First Compaq's have a
: > program installed called BackWeb, it is so Compaq people can get into your
: > system and fix problems when you call for support (in theory anyway).  And
: > spybot S&D will mention it and allow you to remove it.
: That's awful! How could a company release a system with a KNOWN backdoor
: in it and have a clear concious about it, regardless of the intention?
: DELL does the same thing, only it is called "Remote Assistance."

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