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1999-06-01 07:00:00+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

So something hit me about this "Melissa" virus: They're going whole hog after the author because of some really stupid design decisions in Microsoft Word. Now for my home network I occasionally play with apps that can do some scarily autonomous things. I'm fairly careful about resource useage, but what happens if I release the source code to one of these things and some incompetent sysadmin abuses it, or runs it in an environment that isn't configured right. I don't quite know how to phrase it, but there are some scary side issues to this whole thing that disturb me more than a little... and the NIPC scares me.

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