1995-10-18 - Re: Postscript in Netscape

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From: Simon Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
To: “Dr. Frederick B. Cohen” <fc@all.net>
Message Hash: 5f32ab696a8219a968389f12760387f86f90e6ab513be824951584144e23ce65
Message ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951018092256.1621B-100000@chivalry>
Reply To: <9510181233.AA12939@all.net>
UTC Datetime: 1995-10-18 16:38:17 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 18 Oct 95 09:38:17 PDT

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From: Simon Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 95 09:38:17 PDT
To: "Dr. Frederick B. Cohen" <fc@all.net>
Subject: Re: Postscript in Netscape
In-Reply-To: <9510181233.AA12939@all.net>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951018092256.1621B-100000@chivalry>
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On Wed, 18 Oct 1995, Dr. Frederick B. Cohen wrote:
> You claim that you provide secure net access for the purposes of
> transactions - which you don't - and you have gotten an enormous amount
> of money from people who don't understand these issues based, at least
> in part, on your false claims.  Some people might interpret that as fraud.

Well, assuming that US law follows british practice in this regard, it
would seem that those people would be wrong- to prove fraud, you would
need to show intent to commit fraud, and it's been obvious for a long long
time that Netscape's security holes are the result of lack of experience
rather than malice of any kind. Would you have a security expert write
your graphics engine? 

Microsoft is the Evil Empire; Netscape is  a Naughty Principality. 


(defun modexpt (x y n)  "computes (x^y) mod n"
  (cond ((= y 0) 1) 	((= y 1) (mod x n))
	((evenp y) (mod (expt (modexpt x (/ y 2) n) 2) n))
	(t (mod (* x (modexpt x (1- y) n)) n))))