Wired: How MS Helped With Own Hack
Oct 27, 2000, 22:17 (15 Talkback[s])
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"The Qaz worm used to hack into Microsoft's servers on Thursday
was not a particularly elegant piece of coding, but Shakespeare
would have loved it...."
"Security experts say an equally efficient worm could have been
written in another programming language, but Visual C++ is rapidly
becoming the hacking program of choice."
"It's relatively easy to learn Visual C programming, and rogue
programs created with C++ are compatible with the majority of
applications used by corporation...."
"I tell my clients to isolate all valuable information off
the network. There's something about this whole Microsoft hack that
doesn't make sense. Either they thought they were invincible, or
they left a door very open for reasons I can't even begin to guess
"Jonathan Addams, a freelance security consultant, says that
virtually any firewall can be bypassed if the organization behind
that firewall has "the Outlook e-mail program, a Windows NT box as
the server and just one dim employee."