RE: Link "Hijacking"? (Mainstream news sources)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 08:36:52 MST

Loree Thomas wrote,
> I got it the same way everybody else did... Have you
> been reading what I write? I downloaded KaZa.

You just don't understand. This isn't about you. It was never about you.
It sounds like you have never run into the problem I am describing. I'm
happy for you. However, this product is bundled into dozens of other
freebie downloads and gets installed without users knowing about it. This
is a security concern.

> You are a security professional... at least that is
> what is says in your sig. I trusted you. I went to
> that website on your recommendation... My trust is
> now less than before.
> Save the "Security Alert"s for actual security
> hazards. Using it this way merely dilutes your
> credibility.
> I think you don't know anybody who had TopText on
> their PC. I think all of the information you have
> about it you got from the garbage website.
> The guy lied. Plain and simply. He felt that TopText
> was cutting into whatever scam HE had going so he
> fought back. You've been had.

I'm sorry you don't believe me, but that is no reason for you to attack my
credibility. Simply do a Google search and read the news from a source you
will believe.
CNN <>
San Francisco Chronicle
Wired <,1848,49430,00.html>
Optimum Online
BizReport <
PC World <,aid,57064,00.asp>
C|net <>
Forbes <>
New York Times
Associated Press
Herald Tribune <>
Chicago Tribune
Internet News <,,12_874391,00.html>
Channel 7
ClickZ <>
SF Gate
Builder Buzz <>

Harvey Newstrom, CISSP <>
Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <>
Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <>
Cofounder, Pro-Act <>

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