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Old 01-15-2006, 08:39 AM
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I agree it sounds theatrical

what did surprise me was later I realized these are the folks from the old screen savers show at least some of them. Leo Laporte never struck me as a sensationalist he was the moderator.

I think they only refered to the NSA once and that set off warnings in my head too. But you do know we are in a scandal over on this side of the pond because of the goverment spying on the internet eh? There are claims that they went much further than 1st reported.

I could easily believe Microsoft left that back door on purpose and not for the generous reason given by this Steve fellow. As he said though if a Hacker stumbled on to it microsoft would have had to quickly invent a cover.

as for the who shot Kennedy jab... many of us will go to our graves wondering about that one.

I would rather have debated the merits of the audio file without your antics (laughing faces and all) but then thats how you are.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:22 AM
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I can confirm Chris's knowledge of this exploit pre 28th Dec, as he mentioned it indirectly in a PM to me before that date.

Sorry, the audio file is too large for downloading on dial-up, so can't comment on the contents.

But most software developers leave backdoors into their programmes (although this practice is becoming less popular than it once was), add to this a number of backdoors and facilities added unofficially by the programmers, and it's easy to see why security is only a relative term. (For those doubting the existance of "extra curricular" facilities, see www.eeggs.com for a list of "Easter Eggs" embedded in many mainline programmes).
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:24 AM
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Read the news?

I haven't formed an opinion but are you even aware there is a scandal?

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ne...pping&ie=UTF-8
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:26 AM
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Greg

I'm on a phone modem too! it's only Audio.. if you just let it download for 20 minutes or so you can start listening.
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:20 AM
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you are changing the issue.

Stonercreek started this thread regarding the threat of viruses in graphics.. The Audio relates to that and only refers once quickly to goverment involvement. I think it explains the problem well... This is no Easter egg.. and would appear intentional.
That is the message...
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:51 AM
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AH! that reminds me why I was looking up TWIT!

A month or so ago in another security thread I offered RestoreIT as an alternate and you jumped on that in a simular fashion.. You don't discuss anything , you've decided to rant (repeating yourself) about an off topic here.

The topic is the vunerability and I thought the audio link explained it well for us novices.
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:38 PM
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AH! that reminds me why I was looking up TWIT! ...II

The topic is the vunerability and I thought the audio link explained it well for us novices.
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:21 PM
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Come on Guys. You’re all making sensible points. So let’s keep it that way.

I noticed a patch for Windows 98 (I think it was at Steve Gibsons Site) Does anyone know if this should be installed? (I use ME at work).
Is ME at as much risk?

Ken
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:15 PM
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Thank You Chris.

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Old 01-15-2006, 07:01 PM
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Any Leo Laporte fans?

Following links around I've found he does 6 hours of radio a week among other things... this link is to the archives all broken down into one hour segments..

http://leoville.tv/radio/pmwiki.php/Main/AudioArchives

With a phone modem I've downloaded 1 hour to listen to while downloading the next..

I think I may have ran into his radio show once on an aborted mission to tune into web radio without enough bandwidth.
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