From: Steven Bedford [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 27 February 2004 15:51
Subject: RE: [Chat] F-ing waste of time.And how long has this guy been wasting his life researching this non-information?-----Original Message-----
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Nick Johns
Sent: 27 February 2004 15:49
Subject: RE: [Chat] F-ing waste of time.
I would have verbally destroyed this guy and his theories.
In front of everyone.
how did you hold yourself back???
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Tallon [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 27 February 2004 15:44
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Chat] F-ing waste of time.
> I just went to the first vaguely relevant Research Seminar to my
> project that has been put on for a while - and utterly wasted an
> otherwise perfectly good hour of my life. The topic was Internet
> Security and it was given by a PhD student studying it. I don't know
> about you but I was kind of expecting him to know what he was talking
> about given that he is working for one of the highest qualifications
> in the land on the subject. If I went to a presentation on the
> molecular break down of dead fish and the forensics thereof given by
> a PhD student in the field I would most probably blindly accept
> whatever they said as truthful and well informed. Not so for this
> Some entertaining roughly remembered quotes:
> "All you need to do is download a program called Advanced IP Scanner
> and you can shutdown or reboot any computer you like".
> What can you say... Other than perhaps just, "No".
> He had a web page he had written on screen that he had loaded from
> his personal university web space. Then he pointed to a small image
> at the bottom of the page and said that that image had been loaded
> from another server than the one with his page on. And quote... "And
> that is a very bad thing. Maybe we have a problem with the university
> servers here! Ho ho ho". Just how that is a very bad thing in terms
> of security I am still trying to work out. Then he showed us the
> offending source code to replicate said dastardly behaviour and
> effect the voodoo. I don't think I could live with myself if I told
> you here on this public mailing list, but I will say it had something
> to do with img src="http://..." ... no, I can't say anymore.
> "Have you ever had an email claiming to be from you, to you, that you
> didn't write? Or claiming to be from somewhere it wasn't? Well this
> is because of the packet sniffers used by hackers. Sometimes when a
> packet gets sniffed it loses its way and ends up in the wrong place".
> I just can't respond to this statement without destroying the guy
> completely. If I see him again tho, rest assured I will recommend to
> him that he gets a floor sweeping job somewhere.
> A roadkilled rabbit could have accidentally farted the correct and
> pertinent parts of that seminar.
> Chris Tallon
> Bradford Robotic Telescope Project
> Cybernetics Dept, University Of Bradford
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