Mozilla Article at; MS Trips Up in Messaging War

Friday August 13th, 1999

Paul Festa of takes another shot at summarizing the state of the browser war.

Also, in other news on the MS/AOL fistfight, it appears MS has tripped up (free subscription required at the N.Y. Times site). Someone from MS apparently posed as an independent programmer, and wrote a letter to Richard Smith, a computer security expert with significant clout with the press, detailing supposed security issues raised by AOL's blocking of MSN Messenger clients.

Smith traced the mail back to Microsoft. Microsoft apparently hasn't found the culprit, but they used the opportunity to state the same attack on AOL seen in the forged letter - "It's unfortunate they're putting user security at risk."

#12 Mozilla Article at; MS Trips Up in Messag

by Anon

Friday August 13th, 1999 6:26 PM

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When stuff like this happens you have to wonder how many times Microsoft's been SUCCESSFUL at masquerading as someone else and planting false dissent & FUD?

Mozilla, for example, has had some very strange media backlashes, negative spin & bizzare headlines that don't make too much sense to me.

We've all seen people on slashdot posting ridiculous pro-microsoft stuff. Usually people joke "what, do you work for microsoft or something?" Now I wonder.

Think about it. There are governments poorer than microsoft that use all kinds of secret departments to maintain power.

Paranoid Guy