Announcing Immunix SnackGuard

From: Crispin Cowan (
Date: 04/01/02

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 15:19:11 -0800
From: Crispin Cowan <>
To: bugtraq <>

New Product Release: SnackGuard
WireX Communications, Inc.
April 1, 2002

WireX is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Immunix family
of security tools: SnackGuard. SnackGuard effectively guards your
favorite snacks in the break room from "snack smashing" attacks: the
predations of other hungry engineers. This protection is especially
vital in these trying times of unemployment, when nomadic tribes of
hunter/gatherer geeks roam the halls of once mighty's in search
of food and caffeine.

Following on StackGuard's "canary" defense, SnackGuard employs WireX's
patent-pending "turkey" defense: when SnackGuard detects the "gobbling"
noise of some turkey scarfing down your favorite pop tarts and heavily
caffeinated beverages, it issues a pink slip, halting the gobbler.

While SnackGuard is effective in defending your snacks, it is not
without costs. SnackGuard increases run time when you are running to
catch the bus or the elevator, in that successful defense of your snacks
tends to increase "programmer's butt". Excessive consumption of
caffeinated beverages without intervening bathroom breaks may also
induce personal "buffer overflows".

While SnackGuard is "free speech", it is not "free beer": you may
modify and distribute this gag as you wish, but go buy your own brewskis.


Crispin Cowan, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, WireX Communications, Inc.
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