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From: [email protected] (Richard Charles Graves)
Newsgroups: comp.os.ms-windows.win95.misc,alt.fan.bill-gates,alt.privacy
Subject: Re: Microsoft Network: Hard Drive Raid
Date: 11 Oct 1995 23:59:58 -0700
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
References: <[email protected]>

[email protected] (Richard Ryan) writes:
>Had my first hard core, proveable case of MSN reading someones drive. Store 
>Client had entered fantasy company name upon installing a program. Forgot about 
>it, didn't tell anyone. 2 days after downloading a simple text file from MSN a 
>junk mail offering from Pitney-Bowes showed up in his snail mailbox addressed 
>to him c/o the fantasy company. Somebody is playing somewhere they shouldn't 
>be. Any comments, Microsoft? 

I registered as Richard E. Graves (changing middle initials and adding an
unnecessary suite number to your address are good ways to track who has
been selling whom your address). Richard E. Graves also received mail from

Microsoft says they don't sell their mailing lists. Clearly, someone has
taken advantage of security holes in the NT servers that make up MSN and
*stole* the mailing lists. Maybe unauthorized external access accounts for
the abysmal performance of MSN, in part.

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