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Re: [vox-tech] why security is important



I was fooled

Jay Strauss
jjstrauss@yahoo.com

----- Original Message -----
From: <jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Cc: <rcook@llnl.gov>; "Don Cook" <dcook@sonic.net>; "Dale Cook" <cdm@srv.net>;
"Sue Cook" <devlwmn1@earthlink.net>; "Jo Cook" <jcook@jps.net>;
<ron@the-networks.com>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] why security is important


> On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Richard Cook wrote:
>
> > This one speaks for itself.  Protect your webservers... :-)
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com&item=q209354@www.hwnd.net/pub/mskb/Q209354.asp
>
> If I am interpreting your subject line correctly, Richard, you seem to be
> under the misapprehension that someone has hacked www.microsoft.com.
>
> In fact, you are just seeing a rarely used feature of URL notation, in
> which a username is being passed to the host www.hwnd.net as part of the
> URL.  The username is "www.microsoft.com&item=q209354" and is in this case
> ignored (you can go right to http://www.hwnd.net/pub/mskb/Q209354.asp with
> no username at all).
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Jeff Newmiller                        The     .....       .....  Go Live...
> DCN:<jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>        Basics: ##.#.       ##.#.  Live Go...
> Work:<JeffN@endecon.com>              Live:   OO#.. Dead: OO#..  Playing
> Research Engineer (Solar/Batteries            O.O#.       #.O#.  with
> /Software/Embedded Controllers)               .OO#.       .OO#.  rocks...2k
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>


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