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RE: W32/Myparty

"Because a person's e-mail address and password are used to sign
on to the Passport server -- where account numbers are held -- an
unscrupulous person at an ISP could easily steal credit card
numbers, experts say."

I'm sure the "experts" were hard at work researching this for
months before they figured that out.  This isn't limited to Microsoft's
Passport.  This would apply to anything that doesn't use some form
of encryption.

On a side note, any "unscrupulous person" at my ISP could easily
get my credit card numbers from their own files.


Jeremy L. Gaddis     <jeremy@gaddis.org>

-----Original Message-----
From: allen wayne best just ramblin in his amx
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 9:37 PM
To: Debian User Mailing List
Subject: Re: W32/Myparty



On Thursday 31 January 2002 18:30, dman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 10:34:25AM +0800, csj wrote:
> | On Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:15:34 -0800 (PST)
> |
> | "Paul 'Baloo' Johnson" <baloo@ursine.dyndns.org> wrote:
> | > On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, John Cichy wrote:
> | > > Yes, but we might have to be more careful now, billy is going to
> | > > concentrate on security from now on...
> | >
> | > Do you honestly believe it's more than the same bullshit
lipservice as
> | > before?
> |
> | Security and ease of use don't go hand in hand. Of course, that
> | mean that just because your OS is difficult it's necessarily
> | One of Bill's biggest problems is probably convincing the average
> | computer user to use passwords. Maybe Passport will solve it for
> I heard that Passport had been cracked already.  Maybe google will
> tell you where I heard it (actually, I think the URL came up on
> deb-user a while back).
> -D

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