[svlug] LoveLetter reporting -- Microsoft, not computer, virus

J. Reeves Hall overcode at cc.gatech.edu
Mon May 8 10:28:10 PDT 2000


Lying bastards. I wish someone would sue their asses off for not fixing this known
security hole that's been exploited by at least 5 virii in the past year.

-Reeves

Seth David Schoen wrote:

> Jeffrey B. Siegal writes:
>
> > When contacting the press via legacy technologies here are a couple of
> > issue to suggest they investigate:
> >
> > 1. Why, despite multiple occurances of such viruses, does Microsoft
> > refuse to remove the ill-conceived and poorly designed "features" which
> > allow such viruses to exist?
>
> They're pretty serious about that:
>
>    ``Viruses are really an industry-wide issue,'' said Scott Culp,
>    program manager for Microsoft's security response center. ''They can
>    be written for any platform. They can be written to use a variety of
>    e-mail clients.
>
>    ``In this case the virus author chose to target Outlook probably
>    because it gave him better reach,'' he said. ``There isn't a security
>    vulnerability in Outlook involved in this at all,'' Culp said.
>
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000504/ts/tech_virus_5.html
>
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