Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 13 18:13:24 UTC 2005

Paul Howarth wrote:

>On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 11:10 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:

>>So, what is my "vulnerability"?
>>This is a serious question.
>Nobody knows what vulnerabilities there may be. That's why it's
>important to have multiple layers of security.
>A vulnerability has recently been discovered in part of the
>image-handling code that's used in Explorer. Suppose a similar
>vulnerability existed in Mozilla. A carefully crafted image on a website
>you visited could result in your mozilla running a cracker's code. That
>could run a process that sat around on your system and periodically
>logged on to an irc channel to collect jobs to run, such as send out a
>bunch of spam or even worse. So never assume you are safe.
I don't assume that I am safe. I want to know what my vulnerability is.

Apparently, you don't know, either, and can't answer my question.

Thanks for the response, though.


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