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Old 08-25-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759...04dtx1k0000599

Kinda ingenious, if you ask me.

They must've kept Bill outta the room.
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hmmm they have been doin that for years now
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Kenn is right. virus companys have "good hackers" finding exploits in software to write virus code for that, then if some coder comes along, and decides he wants to be a big shot, and write a virus, trojan, worm, whatever.. his little exploit, may have already been found. Causing the world not to go up in flames. Simple stuff.. just they never get the virus' and such, before the coders write them.


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The difference with this one is that it not only finds the hole, but it then implements the necessary security policy to plug it, all automatically. Check out the article.
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ah, well.. that'* a whole different story. And there is why I don't buy hp products. . You just have to compare it to the auto updating feature in windows, and red hat, maybe macs.. don't know that one for sure.


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ah, well.. that'* a whole different story. And there is why I don't buy hp products. . You just have to compare it to the auto updating feature in windows, and red hat, maybe macs.. don't know that one for sure.


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...and Norton, and McAfee, and AutoCAD, and ....etc....
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very true.. very true.

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This was designed for HP CORPORATE clients I believe. Those running large HP servers under contract. It'* HP'* way of remote support for networks under a service agreement.

HP is NOT hacking your personal PC.
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As bill comes in to keep HP'* good name lol...

It has to be at a managed network level like the corporate one. I mean, just imagine if it was turned on a dorm network (scariest thing my computer'* been on).
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This was designed for HP CORPORATE clients I believe. Those running large HP servers under contract. It'* HP'* way of remote support for networks under a service agreement.

HP is NOT hacking your personal PC.
Absolutely. There would be no reason to implement this software on home used computers. Also, as the article states, it is not in widespread use, but, rather limited at the moment.

I think, as I've stated before, that it'* an ingenious idea. With all the crawlers and bots that are out there doing this to server software and firewalls, it only makes sense to use this type of bot to find the very same holes and plug them, rather than exploit them.

What if it falls in the wrong hands, you ask?? News flash!! It already is!! Quite the opposite happened here. It fell into the right hands from the wrong hands.
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