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Old 01-04-02, 09:48 AM
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You are either with Microsoft, or you are with the hackers!!!

From http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/12/death.html

"Contrary to popular belief, we here at Microsoft take security very
seriously," Gates said, his voice growing grave. "We envision a day
when all systems are secure, and issuing security patches and updates
is a distant memory, like the Amiga. In pursuit of that goal, I am
announcing today, that Microsoft will be dispatching 'security
squads', who will travel the world, seeking out the evildoers who
would disclose vulnerabilities in operating systems, and disposing of
them with eXtreme Prejudice."

Gates then turned the microphone over to Microsoft's new Chief of
Security, Gunther Goebels.

"Let this be a warning to everyone within the sound of my voice: if
you attempt to discover and disclose security holes within any
Microsoft operating system, you will be dealt with, accordingly. We
will stop at nothing to ensure that XP users continue to enjoy a safe,
secure and private computing experience."

Goebels then revealed the first Blue Squad Of Death, or BSOD. As
the blue-jacketed men marched across the lawn, Goebels announced,
"Make no mistake. You are either with Microsoft, or you are with the
hackers."
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Are they kidding!!?!? "if you attempt to discover and disclose security holes within any Microsoft operating system, you will be dealt with, accordingly." So, in other words, if you try to find and let everyone else know that we put out a "less-secure than we said it was" product, then we'll "get" you.
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i find this article disturbing and quite at the same time.
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**Scoreboard**

Hackers - 13,340,504,802
Microsoft - 3




choose your team
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on the other hand

if you are concerned about the security

why not find the security holes and then report them to microsoft

is it really necessary to find security holes, and then post them all over the internet before patches are made?

this normally just gets the masses all worked up over nothing.. everyone is so afraid their computers are going to get hacked, but when it comes down to it.. very few people have information worth the trouble of hacking
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Originally posted by Lampei
Are they kidding!!?!?
They are but sadly this guy isnt.
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Originally posted by twikoff
why not find the security holes and then report them to microsoft

is it really necessary to find security holes, and then post them all over the internet before patches are made?
Because MS will not do anything without publicity. This latest exploit was reported to them THREE MONTHS before they got around to patching it.

BTW, I dont know of any known exploits that werent first reported to MS before being published. So nobody is just "posting them all over the internet" before MS is aware of them.
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Whoa! Did he say Amiga?
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one word answer- Hackers!
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I hope Microsoft reaches their goal of one day being as good as the Amiga.


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