Re: [ISN] Microsoft shuts site down -- ID's exposed

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Mon Oct 26 1998 - 17:03:46 PST

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    Reply From: strider corinth <stridert_private>
    | A Microsoft spokesperson suggested that it was probably an isolated
    | incident. "We have used the service many, many times in many different
    | ways, and this was the first time that this sort of thing has come to our
    | attention," the spokesperson said. 
    MS spin control. What they seem to be saying is that this vulnerable
    system has been put into use "many, many times", and yet since Microsoft
    didn't know about it, no one else did either. I wonder how many of those
    addresses are sitting in someone's home database right now, and whether
    those other databases where this service was used contained information
    more sensetive than addresses and phone numbers.
    - Strider Corinth
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