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Re: Newsgroup mimicry

Article: 8835 of alt.hackers!usc!!!!jseng
From: (James Seng)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Newsgroup mimicry
Date: 4 Oct 1995 01:31:17 GMT
Organization: SPICE.COM Private Limited
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Approved: god...who else?
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Status: RO

Mark Richer (markr@taipan) wrote:
: ObhackthatIdon'tfullyunderstand:
: #This demonstrates how desperately many Unix systems need the following
: #patch:

basically, it replace the /bin/cat command with a trojan perl script version
which will flood the mailbox of root and the user. Nothing serious and as
good as nothing as you need root to install it first.

    Wrote a News<->WWW gateway. No big deal since Netscape can do
    it natively.
However, the gateway will be useful if you are on a host not authorised to
read or post. There are also additional services, for example, all outgoing
posting will be automatically signed with PGP.

    No URL given here. This is a hack, not a advertisment for my service.

-James Seng

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