On Sat, 29 Jul 1995 21:15:20 -0700 (PDT) Mark Allyn (206) 860-9454 wrote:
>I have also just seen The Net.
>I felt that it was just a tad incredible that the
>woman was able to lose all of her identity.
>For example, the woman must have had some neighbors
>and friends who knew her.
>Take for example, the police. Shouldn't there had
>to have been physical evidence before she would be
>convicted? Sure, she would have to suffer a few
>days behind bars, however, I would like to think that
>whenever they put the witnesses up at the trial, and
>provided physical evidence, she should have been
>Also, I found the easy access to the stock exchange
>computers and the various government computer a bit
>doubtfull. Everything seem a little too quick and easy.
>The bit about tracing the IP address and then logging into
>the government computer within a few minutes was a little
>far fetched. I would like to have thought that the government
>would have some sort of firewall between the internet and
>their more sensitive computers that would have at least
>slowed down access.
>Am I a little too nieve?
>I wonder what kind of Internet technical experience those
>who wrote the story had? Have they listened at all to this
>and other security email lists and newsgroups?
The only computers that were gotten into had a package on them that allowed access
through a trap door from what I gathered. The Gatekeeper package. If that package
was not on it, then the group that was doing the nasty business was not able to get in.
I thought it was a pretty good movie myself, but do feel that it will make more trouble
for the Internet and security on the net though!
Donald M. Bell
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