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Hey! Who said so!

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on October 27, 1999 at 01:08:33:

In Reply to: A footnote to the above; concerning security holes. posted by Farinata on October 26, 1999 at 12:58:10:

: Companies like Microsoft practise "security through obscurity"; that is, they keep quiet about security flaws and hope people don't notice; they also make reverse-engineering Windows a civil offense (that is, de-compiling the binaries and looking through the source code).

SDF: Hey! Who said that "reverse-engineering Windows" was a "civil offense"? How does that all have the status of "law" wherever you live? I'm sure the legal experts here would want to know... is there a link out there that says anything about all this?

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