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Re: Netscape rewards are an insult

West Canadian Graphics wrote:
> Is Jeff or any of the other netscape posters here officially??

  I am not an official spokesperson of netscape.  What I post here
is either my opinion, my interpretation of netscape's public statements
(press releases), or my interpretation of the sentiments of my co-workers.
Obviously management know that I do spend some time reading and writing
messages on cypherpunks, but I've never been told to do it or to stop
doing it.

> Or are they here, just out of personal curiosity (without their employers
> knowledge, I mean ...) cause they have a whole lot of spare time on their
> hands to learn about cryptography and security.

  I'm here to learn and to contribute, which I think is why most
people are here.

>         - Netscape has known about this problem since last week's
>           scathing public attack and demonstration of the problem
>           which included sample code posted to the Internet??

  Which problem are you talking about?

>         - If you run and use a Netscape client, that any machine
>           anywhere in the world if it's on the Net could retrieve
>           all of the files off of your hard drive or LAN??
>           Or even worse ... erase files on your Hard drive and
>           wipe you out??

  I don't believe this statement to be true.  How about the following:

	If you download a program to your computer that is infected
	with a virus, the virus could send all of the files on your
	hard disk to anyone it wants to, or it could wipe your entire
	hard disk.

  Now, what does this have to do with running netscape?


Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
[email protected] - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.