1994-02-07 - Re: A serious question of ethics

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From: Tom Allard <m1tca00@FRB.GOV>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 993ebf557035875ee57e95540178e099ea4edbf43cd55d1f02114c7221805241
Message ID: <9402071643.AA25305@mass6.FRB.GOV>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-02-07 16:46:22 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 7 Feb 94 08:46:22 PST

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From: Tom Allard <m1tca00@FRB.GOV>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 94 08:46:22 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: A serious question of ethics
Message-ID: <9402071643.AA25305@mass6.FRB.GOV>
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nobody@pmantis.berkeley.edu wrote:

> Ok, I'm in a bit of a quandry.  While surfing the net last week, I
> happened across an address addached to a machine that belongs the the 
> federal reserve.  No big deal.  I telnetted there on a lark, and entered 
> 'guest' for the account.  It dropped me into a shell.  It didn't ask for 
> a password.  Intrigued, I did a little looking around.  Nothing special, 
> a CDRom and about 80 accounts.  But(!!), /etc/passwd was there and 
> available and not using shadows.  No, I didn't snatch a copy.

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Date:    Mon, 07 Feb 94 11:10:05 -0500 
From:    m1rcd00
To:      m1tca00
Subject: Cypherpunk...

Guest login was denied this morning...

Well, since someone seems to be home now at Minneapolis, if you wanted
to send something back to that list, I suppose it would be OK. If you
happened to mention in such a missive that the technical contact here
at the Board has no responsibility for or involvement with the Bank
machine or network involved, did not fuck up, and was not amused, the
technical contact would probably not mind.

- - --Bob

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