FLASH! It has happened. The story has been mutated out of control by Educom. How much worse can it get?
If you see an article in the press mentioning these pages, please let me know.
Tasty Bits From the Technology Front,
Mon March 4
and Tue March 5
San Jose Mercury News,
Tue Mar 5
The News titles their article with weaken security, the old directory browsing bug, and calls all this due to bugs. This loses the point that the tracker is really a privacy violation that doesn't take advantage of a bug, but rather a designed in feature of the language.
This is also the first article to state that I have received a $1000 prize from Netscape. This is not (yet) the case. I've been told I will receive such a prize...
The Australian, Tue Mar 5
An article on page 21 in the computer section (brought to my attention by Kim Dowling). I haven't read it since they aren't online. I wonder what their source was.
Mecklermedia's Web Developer,
Thu Mar 7
This article has a wonderful summary of the report from the WWW Security FAQ in its second paragraph. It only forgets to report where I work.
Thu Mar 7
Well, I told you the SJ Mercury News article listed me in a confusing manner. Educom has just gotten Tennyson a job at OSF! Even though I brought it to their attention, it took until Mar 10 to get it corrected.
PC Week, Mon Mar 11
Somewhat interesting article, starting on page 1 and continued on page 88. Noteworthly in that they mentioned that these problems were "fixed" before 2.01 was even released. They obviously talked to Netscape (but not me!). They actually don't mention me, but they do list my URL.
Wed Mar 13
A well written article by James Staten. This one is the first I've seen to get everything right!
A well written article by Dale Burger, on page 1.
Internet Reporter N08
This is an article in a French paper, on page 63.
C'T, May 96
An article in a German paper, on page 72, sited by Thomas Radetzki.
In the net desk, News Flashes second, on page 18. Several people, starting with Mike Affourtit, have brought this article to my attention. I have not seen it, but one person mailed me a copy they transcribed. The article seems concise and correct, but is under the title Java Breaches Security.
(Oh, And they called me a Hacker; the Guild would be proud).
Other references I've seen reporting on this issue
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