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Re: Anyone here from Microsoft? Hacked?

  • From: David Charlap
  • Date: Fri Jan 25 13:04:14 2002

Paul Timmins wrote:
> umm, notice that domain name? See that @ sign? Anything before it
> is sent as a username, which is generally ignored unless requested.
> We now return you to your regularly scheduled network operations
> discussion and flamewars.

Reminds me of an old joke when I was in college.  I used to have this in
my .signature:

	Free UNIX accounts.  Telnet to  Use your existing
	user ID and password to login.

I got a lot of mail from concerned-but-clueless people warning me that
this may be a criminal trying to harvest passwords.

Of course, the joke is far less effective today, when most people on the
internet are not using UNIX systems.

-- David