Re: [Full-disclosure] Barracuda backdoor

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 3:17 AM, bk <chort0@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Apr 28, 2011, at 3:09 AM, Tõnu Samuel wrote:

One day their Barracuda product stopped working.

After investigating problem it came out that Barracuda reseller and
Barracuda itself have some misunderstandings and because of this
Barracuda not only disabled all kind of subscription services

You're unsubstantiated claims don't bare repeating. I will however point out that many vendors disable some portion of functionality when subscription or support payments lapse. This is widely done in the industry and a surprise to no one.


On Apr 28, 2011, at 7:20 PM, Cal Leeming wrote:

Name ten.

For starters, every anti-spam company ever. I should know, I've worked for half of them. At the very least you cannot get upgrades or patches of any kind. Most of them disable anti-spam updates, all of them disable anti-virus updates, and some even disable anti-spam scanning entirely. The anti-spam SaaS vendors I know of will disable accepting your mail after a grace period if you haven't moved your MX records.

Hmm, let's see. Firewall vendors won't let you apply updates, some of them cripple VPN functionality when your license has expired... really, do we need to go on? There's a long precedent for products going into a degraded mode if your subscription or license expires.


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