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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:40:27 -0500

"Chris Ahlstrom" <> wrote in message news:Ahwol.7478$
After takin' a swig o' grog, Mart van de Wege belched out
 this bit o' wisdom:

"amicus_curious" <> writes:

Even so how likely is it that the target of this exploit is savvy
enough to have combed through the source and implemented his own fix
enable by knowing which library version of BusyBox was in use in his
$25 router? It would be more probable that he would win the
Powerball Lottery twice in a row.

You're excluding the middle. Between not knowing anything and hacking
the firmware yourself is the possibility that knowing the exact
version numbers of the component parts gives the owner the possibility
to determine how vulnerable they are, and to take steps, ranging from
taking in the router to the reseller to have it serviced, or patching
it themselves, and everything in between.

Then again, you really don't think these things through, now do you?
Your every effort in this thread screams intellectual laziness, if not
outright stupidity.

Unfortunately, that covers an awful lot of computer users.

Hello, magpie.

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