[Full-Disclosure] Hacker suspect says his PC was hijacked
mjcarter at ihug.co.nz
Mon Oct 13 07:15:45 BST 2003
I really wish people would stop comparing software agreements to car
warrantees, cars verses software?? Cars will always win, it's a hardware
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[mailto:full-disclosure-admin at lists.netsys.com]On Behalf Of Paul Tinsley
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 2:26 PM
To: Joshua Levitsky
Cc: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu; full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com; Steve
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Hacker suspect says his PC was hijacked
Do you often buy cars directly from the manufacturer? I pretty much
assumed you didn't have a car drop shipped to your house and would have
a dealership in the loop... And I mean it's not like Microsoft doesn't
send out critical patching information, hell I get about 20 notices a
day, just click on that executable they conveniently send in the email
and your set ;)
Joshua Levitsky wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2003, at 4:48 PM, Paul Tinsley wrote:
>> I have a Honda Accord and a Mini Cooper, prior to that a Mazda and an
>> Oldsmobile and I get/got reminders from all of those companies pretty
>> regularly with coupons, suggested maintenance flyers and the like...
>> I put car manufacturers right behind my dentist in reminders, well
>> lawn care is somewhere in the middle me thinks....
> That was your particular dealer sending the flyers no? The only notes
> I've ever gotten from Ford were things that my dealer sent. So I've
> always taken it upon myself to make sure I understood when my vehicle
> needed service based on how it is used. That's why I equate CompUSA
> with my Ford dealer. CompUSA could send notes to people they sold
> computers to saying "You need to update x, y, and z. If you bring your
> PC in for service then we will happily update it for you."
> Joshua Levitsky, CISSP, MCSE
> System Engineer
> AOL Time Warner
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