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Re: Misinformation on Scob/MSJect Corrected
From: Ron DuFresne <dufresne () winternet com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 11:10:54 -0500 (CDT)


The original published paper by Jelmer:

For this "previously unknown vulnerability". It has been
known for ten months.

To be fair, I think their tech writers and marketers got
confused in transmission from their IE security guys. It
is extremely confusing.

Or it could be something a tad more deceptive from the marketing end of
M$.  Kinda like all the backpeddling that happened when the paper was
released about the dependance upon a major single vendors SW in corporate
america and the world at large, that cost at least one well known security
pundit his job.  At that time those with a hand in the M$ deep pockets did
start to spin defensive lines around that major vendor and it's products,
if only to keep their hands in those pockets.  While this set of
statements are purely my oppinion, I certainly do not doubt that M$ might
well be trying to fight the current rants against it's 'efforts' with FUD,
and in the mainstream media.  It's certainly easy enough to later claim a
fubar of hoof and mouth in an aftermath of 'rediscovery' of what was know
and what was not and what is new and what's been on a back burner for
almost a full year.  and it certainly fits with their well known marketing


Ron DuFresne
"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It
eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
        ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

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