January 6th, 2002, 12:30 AM
Students defends handling of AOL security flaw
A 19-year-old Utah college student says he revealed a security flaw in AOL's popular instant messaging service because when he tried to tell the media giant privately, he was ignored.
The security flaw identified by the group, could allow a hacker to take control of computers through an advanced game-playing feature in certain versions of the AOL's Instant Messenger, or AIM...
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January 6th, 2002, 02:25 AM
Yay, Microsoft! Way to ignore/stifle/go after people who try to help you! Er ... wait, no I mean, AOL/Time-Warner/ALTER.NET/McDonald's/BurgerKing.
January 7th, 2002, 07:33 PM
And so what's the news?
Don't all of those fat bastards ignore everybody anyway?
I'm surprised, relaly, I am...
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
- Samuel Johnson