On Tue, 26 Sep 1995, Bryan D. Boyle wrote:
> > No, it was a false alarm. The guy who posted that skinned back five
> > minutes later on the same list ... seemed he had xterm already running and
> > the window opened by coincidence.
> problem is, lots of corporations lurk on that list...and think that
> this is a way to 'monitor' the activities of a bunch of 'outlaws'. Poseurs
> is more like it.
> Wanna guess how much time was wasted in big companies by security specialists
> in tracking down this supposed 'bug'?
> I would wager it was some value significantly > 0...:)
Great! Now how do we prevent a denial-of-service attack through the
firewalls mailing list? Talk about your meta-problems.