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    SubjectRe: TO HELL WITH IT THEN......(re: disk-destroyer.c)
    On Sat, Jul 22, 2000 at 02:49:28PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > system. I hate having to expose everything, but now the hackers of the
    > > world know now to take down Linux Boxes one by one.
    >
    > Actually what concerns me is you abused your access to IDE specifications and
    > produced code any clueful Windows virus writer can add to something like
    > ILoveYou and wipe out millions of windows pcs where thre isnt even a security

    You want the new insidious outlook hole, not a wimpy virus ;) Anyway...
    how worse is disk2brick from a nvram zap for joe user/dealer? At least with
    the former they may even get to boot the computer. If its a standard it is
    open. And if it is open, anyone sufficiently motivated (and clueful as you
    point out) can look for it.
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