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The Register: Microsoft mole spills beans on weenies

Apr 17, 2000, 16:55 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

"A mole working at Microsoft in Redmond has described in detail the process that culminated in a FrontPage security bug that unfolded its wings and started occupying hectares of column inches last week."

"The source, who asked that he not be named for fear of losing his livelihood, said that the bug, which includes language demeaning to male Netscape engineers, said that rather than it being a so-called "back door" which can be used to bring down Web servers, it is actually a security bug."

"He said: "The person attempting access would already have to have Author permission to the FrontPage web, and then they could only gain access to ASP (and Global.asa) pages. Plus, they would have to know the name and exact location of the file they were attempting to gain improper access to.""

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