[HUMOR] Oxymoron95: Microsoft Security

Rus Maxham (rus@apple.com)
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 14:47:19 -0800

from the American Bar Association's Dec'96 Technology Update Newsletter
author: B. Burgess Allison


Microsoft is having a few minor security leaks with its software.
Version 3.5.1 of Windows NT allowed you to use any NT workstation to take
over any other--without bothering to use any of those pesky passwords or
aministrator privileges. And the first versions of Microsoft's new Web
browser, Internet Explorer 3.0, apparently had a flaw that would let others
on the Internet run DOS commands on the user's computer. (Giving new
meaning to the term "Internet Explorer.")

A Microsoft vice president (rather astonishingly) described the
browser flaw as "not a big deal," and explained that a software patch was
available (don't tell me I have to use Internet Explorer to get it) that
would fix the problem.

Maybe it's called NOLEAK.EXE. Let's call Microsoft Tech Support.

Rus Maxham Winter trailer home:
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