Re: Microsoft Security

From: Matt Gingell (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 00:44:55 MDT

On Sat, 06 May 2000, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
>Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>> "Max More" <> wrote on Friday, May 05, 2000 4:36 PM,
>> > (And those of you happily writing off Microsoft
>> > had better take some Valium if their plans for Next Generation Windows
>> > Services work out...)
>> I hope they put better security in their future products. I am getting sick
>> of Melissa, ILOVEYOU, etc. exploiting Microsoft backdoors. Applications
>> should not automatically execute commands from remote/anonymous strangers
>> without asking the PC owner first. Only Microsoft thinks is a good
>> "feature."
>As I was saying last week...

Bloomberg reports damages for ILOVEYOU at 2.6 billion. Now, I don't
know where that number came from or whether it's credible - but it
does seem clear that an awful lot of people were put through a lot of
hassle by an idiotically simple exploit. I can't think of a clearer
demonstration that the current security model in Microsoft Outlook
leaves something to be desired.


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