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Ray Ingles Great. Unix: making the web safer, one criminal at a time. Now the specs are your excuse? What about the "telco liability" excuse? Will they listen to a Windope? You...
Of course, the user got malware-infected by connecting to the Internet. All those malware-infected machines got infected by connecting to the Internet. So, if you want to hook up a Windows system to the internet, you'd better know your way around the registry, or your system will be 0wned by someone else.
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Ray Ingles Your circular reasoning is making you dizzy. Good. I am. And I probably shouldn't have stated it that way. What I believe is a telco isn't required to provide phone service to...
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Hey, you're almost right! But if they *do* provide service, they have to carry evrything. Look up "common carrier" sometime. Way to ignore...
Wow, you're dense. Let me reiterate an example of that very practice. I suggest you actually read the article I pointed you to before:
Here, let me quote a part of it; wouldn't want you to wear yourself out reading an entire article: "So when a criminal calls in, the operators must relay the call without interfering."
You *really* need to study the law in this area.
Can you give an example of an email server that doesn't? Can you give an example of an email server that doesn't by default? Now, are you aware that there are products available that can do such filtering if the user wants it, even ones that hook up to sendmail?
Actually, you can set it up to do so. You can set up Exchange to do so, too, but in both cases it takes work. Guess they are both equally liable, eh?
It's not Outlook's job to patch the operating system, but that's what it does. Real email clients don't leave holes like buffer overflows lying around.
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Lin┐nut Article from Wired, quoted verbatim and in its entirety... I had a laugh... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Did Gates Really Say 640K is Enough For Anyone? Jon Katz 08:57 AM Jan. 16, 1997 PT Earlier this week, in...
So now you say that any program that isn't also an antivirus program is negligent? Interesting position. Are all of your SQL programs virus-checkers, too? What if some malware tries to store a copy of itself in one of your databases, will you catch that?
I'm beginning to think *you* are. You remind me of a wife defending an abusive husband. My mail-reading software doesn't allow emails from random losers to run arbitrary code on my machine without my permission. You apparently think your mail reader has the right to do that. Enjoy your serfdom, I guess.
"...even though they *know*..." When flaws are found in OSS software, it gets fixed quickly. Microsoft ships known-broken software and sits on patches. I wonder if you can see the difference?
Can you point out a version where the "hide extensions for known file types" setting wasn't enabled by default?
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