France Telecom Switches to Communicator

Thursday October 14th, 1999

Jean-Luc Esser writes, "France Telecom - First French Telecom Company - switches to Netscape Communicator in all offices for their mail needs. Until then they were using IE! Way to go!!"

Great news! I'm not surprised they did this, and I would expect more companies (especially European companies) to make a similar move. IE5 is incredibly insecure; I can't imagine *any* company concerned with security wanting to standardize on it.

No URL for this news yet - let us know if you come across an article concerning the switch, and we'll post it here.

#4 Ok, fine, yes....

by FrodoB

Friday October 15th, 1999 7:57 AM

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There is that third group of volunteers who deem it their civic duty to help fix security holes. So we have these three groups:

1) Those who exploit bugs, which tends to lead to a solution because someone complains and reports it.

2) Those who discover and publish bugs, which leads to a solution but can allow the nefarious to exploit the bug until it's fixed.

3) People paid (usually by universities and research institutions) to find security holes in browsers.

That work? :)

(Oh, and if crackers are the people who crack copyrights, and hackers are people who generally take code and try to improve it, change it, or whatnot, what is the word that denotes people who take code and make it worse? Jerks? :) )