Re: Please forward this to appropriate people!!
Yes, I may have been hacking to hard lately. ;)
The original message asks for nothing. It states a situation looking for
sympathy. It asks no questions. It leaves an email address for further
You don't send an email to a bunch of hackers because you want them to wash
your car. All it would take is for an innocent and idealistic hacker sending
an email to the contact address to possibly be suckered into a situation. It
is nice to think the best of people but I have learned to watch my back over
the years. I think highly of you my peers. Perhaps my reading something dark
into that message sent from a total unknown is incorrect. Is it worth the
I am ending this thead and will not reply further. I wish you all well.
Who can say
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcus Brinkmann" <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
To: "Jim Franklin" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Brent Fulgham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: Please forward this to appropriate people!!
> Hi Jim,
> I would not have continued this thread, if it weren't for the signs of
> a misunderstanding either on my or on your part. If it is my fault, I
> like to know so I can apologize. I certainly don't want to waste your or
> anybody else's time.
> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 12:59:26PM -0700, Jim Franklin wrote:
> > I will explain the original message for the sake of the younger folks.
> > Never, EVER hack into somebody else's system if someone asks you to,
> > directly or (as in this case) indirectly.
> I surely must have missed something. I can't see that Paula made such a
> request, direct or indirect. I think there was such a request on this list
> in the past, but I think it was made by someone else?
> I agree with what you said about being strict towards people who ask you
> hack other peoples system. But with Paula, I don't think she even realised
> that this is a mailing list, or that the sender address was faked. I only
> see one post by her, where she shows a complete lack of understanding how
> spam works, and I am not sure she would know what "hacking a system"
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