Re: [ISN] Steve Gibson really is off his rocker

From: Jonathan Rickman (jonathanat_private)
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 06:18:02 PDT

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    On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, InfoSec News wrote:
    > By Thomas C Greene in Washington
    > Posted: 25/06/2001 at 08:38 GMT
    > My recent column ridiculing security specialist Steve Gibson's claim
    > that raw-socket functionality slated for Windows-XP is a major threat
    > attracted more flames than I can hope to post on this page.
    The flames should come as no surprise. As someone said earlier "Gibson is
    a snake oil salesman". Apparently he has done a pretty good job selling
    his "snake oil", as there are hoards of GRC worshipping, snake oil
    addicted users out there proudly proclaiming..."My shields are up, I've
    installed Zone Alarm and now I can withstand the onslaught of nanoprobes
    sure to come rushing in from the Windows XP army!!!" Note, I believe Zone
    Alarm is a fine product for the home user...but not because Steve says so.
    Jonathan Rickman
    X Corps Security
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