Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 10 July 2002
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From: Andy For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Trustworthy Computing >I know that I for one simply don't trust Bill's "Trustworthy >Computing" initiative enough to let it anywhere near my credit >card. http://microsoftsecurity.com From: Nik For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Paradise web proxies Confirming David Slack's observations, I have had real problems trying to get up to date content from international sites in the last week. It looks like the transparent proxies at Paradise/TelstraClear are setup rather poorly, as 20 refreshes got me nowhere. Snow reports are not much use if they are 1 week old!! From: Hamish MacEwan For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: HTML, Flash, IE extensions It's depressing. They all wrote to Netscape, then that had to be redone for Netscape/IE. Now they write to IE, next that will have to be redone. Flash... say no more. Impress the client, and inconvenience the user... I mean *who* watches Flash intros, who grinds their teeth when there isn't a "skip intro" option? Anyone else de-install Flash because the designer disabled the "play" controls? First we enjoy the freedom of non-proprietary open standards, then we embrace the "bells & whistles" of a few gee-gaws, then we find our choices limited, become frustrated and return to the beginning of the sentence. From: Barry For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Xtra network infected by worm? I have had similar problems in dealing with viruses originating from the Xtra network. The most recent case: Since mid June I have received klez.h infected messages on a daily or more frequent basis. Repeated complaints to Xtra (firstname.lastname@example.org) have simply resulted in assurances that the problem had been resolved. Last Friday Xtra finally advised me that the culprit had been disconnected. However the same crowd were still sending me messages up until late yesterday (Tuesday) evening. Finally in desperation I sent a report to SpamCop at around 11:00pm. The Result? No virus infected messages today! On checking the report at SpamCop, the following comment is included" "ISP has already cancelled the account used to send this spam. ISP resolved this issue sometime after 9/07/02 21:23:34 +1200". Coincidence? Guess what I'll be doing next time I get an infected message from the Xtra network..... That's right, straight to SpamCop (http://spamcop.net/).Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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