From: Harvey Newstrom (mail@HarveyNewstrom.com)
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
> 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
San Francisco Chronicle
PC World <http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,57064,00.asp>
New York Times
Herald Tribune <http://www.iht.com/articles/30976.htm>
Internet News <http://www.internetnews.com/IAR/article/0,,12_874391,00.html>
Builder Buzz <http://buzz.builder.com/cgi-bin/WebX?13@@.eeb2d1e>
-- Harvey Newstrom, CISSP <www.HarveyNewstrom.com> Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <www.Newstaff.com> Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <www.Extropy.org> Cofounder, Pro-Act <www.ProgressAction.org>
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