Well everyone, to once again stray off on a tangent, I would have to
strongly agree with Mr. Knyshov. What I am wondering... will the Java
version incorporate Mirabilis' psuedo random port transfers and the
like, for like Leonid stated, doing such would reveal their "secrets"..
But once again, I will restate my opinion on the pure idea of the
software- instant notification and potential communication between
freinds on the internet while avoiding IRC is an exceptional idea, yet
the current implementaions need some serious review...
>From: wiseleo @
com (Leonid S Knyshov)
>I believe we have a lot to worry about... Random incoming ports and
>Some good news, Java version of ICQ is due soon, meaning it can be
>disassembled with strace and similar tools and we will see the light :)
>That makes it truly cross-platform product *sigh*.
>Win/Mac World are no longer the only victims... I don't want any
>unchecked binary code on a UNIX machine...
>Try unrestricted file transfers in-bound and out-bound. Via ICQ file
>transfer feature. Or send URL, I believe that might invite you to a
>where a CGI will check your information, hand you a Java applet and...
>even exploit that famous IE/Netscape collection of bugs...
>You see the possibilities? Add to that remote launch of programs
>(Netscape Conference for example), video games (Quake) etc...
>Thanks to Mirabilis for such a great product, but the specs are
>to evaluate the threat...
>That's all for now, stay tuned :)
>Leonid Knyshov AKA Wise_One <wiseleo @
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>On Thu, 03 Jul 1997 05:05:45 -0400 DECkedout <DECkedout @
>>That is the best idea i've heard of yet. I'd like them to see if they
>>can handle the rigors of releasing queastionable software and trying
>>get it patented... I sure have a few questions of my own.
>>my bet is that they stay out of the spotlight until they become
>>commercial, then they don't have to release anything accept technical
>>support for morons. Well folks, let's see who joins the party.
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