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Subject: Re: Extremely Evil Site ( NOT!)
From: Graham Wheeler <gram @ cdsec . com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 09:44:41 +0200 (SAT)
To: firewalls @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <42CCA0F98530D111A77900805F0D52B321F8D5 @ ax-akl-exchange . axon . co . nz> from "Edkins, Rob - Axon AKL" at Dec 17, 97 08:24:50 am

> Hi Joe,
> OK, so "Evil" is a major overstatement, and apologies to anyone who
> feels maligned,
> but links that freeze your IP stack  (and there didn't appear to be any
> warnings on those) and necessitate re-booting are 
> not particularly benign. Some O/S really hate that kind of thing!
> I have since been back (carefully!) and there is some interesting stuff
> there. I still wouldn't allow anything active though.
> Call me paranoid - it's my job!

Rob - bear in mind that digicrime is meant to be educational, and does the
job very well. Would you rather have your stack frozen by digicrime, where
you have been warned and can expect that this might happen, or by some other
hacked or seemingly innocuous site?

I personally recommend that all of our clients pay digicrime a visit - it
is a real eye-opener for them, and helps them to formulate security policies
and have them approved by management.

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