Re: Chat with MS!
From: QS=E4rs=2C_Camillo=22?= (Camillo.Sars_at_F-SECURE.COM)
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 09:09:00 +0300 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
> I don't know if you and the subscribers of the list know about the
> possibilty of direct chatting with "one or more Microsoft experts".
"You need Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher or Netscape 4.x
installed on your computer to use Microsoft chat."
"To use Microsoft Chat with Netscape Navigator, it is necessary to download
the Microsoft Chat plug-in."
"Go to the directory where NppgWrap.exe is saved and run the setup by
double-clicking it, or by using the Open command.
A dialog will appear asking if you wish to continue with the setup. Click
Yes. The setup program will then install the Microsoft Chat plug-in in your
Netscape plug-ins directory."
> Seems to be interesting, huh? ;-)
" If you are behind a firewall, you may need a proxy client to get to the
chat server. Please contact your network administrator to help you set this
up. The port for chat is 6667.
These Chat rooms are accessible only through this web interface."
So Microsoft's definition of "web interface" really means "any binary,
downloaded from a third party over an insecure link, which you need to run as
That's what I call "Trustworthy Computing", indeed.
NB. Corporate security policy prohibits me from participating. I am are not
allowed to install untrusted software, and I am not allowed to use Internet
Explorer for general web browsing. YMMV.
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