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Re: Steve Gibson really is off his rocker
From: Jonathan Rickman <jonathan () xcorps net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 09:18:02 -0400 (EDT)


On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, InfoSec News wrote:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/19925.html

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
http://www.xcorps.net


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