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  • akamsux akamsux Jul 3, 2002 4:57 AM Flag

    Akamai/Keynote VS Speedera

    If Richard Day was allowed to hack keynotes servers and obtain these trade secrets why isn't akamai suing keynote for allowing this to occur? According to court documents in the case an agreement is made by keynote to keep this information secure.

    Smell that?
    Something stinks here...

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    • Thesmay, I read an article about how hackers can penetrate some firewalls. By changing the addresses periodically, hackers can't return to the same site once they've figured out how to get in. The article listed broadband ISPs that were reassigning addresses, but I don't remember who was doing it. Evidently, many smaller businesses use DSL or cable modems.

    • I am confused. I no longer know who I am. Is there a drug company with a product that can cure my illness. I have great trust in Merck, but I haven't heard much about 'em. Or maybe I should forget all about my illness, and concentrate on Viagra and invest in PFE. Damn it, old age seems to be getting the best of me. Hell, I forgot to invest in AKAM when it was at 340! LOL

    • Don't worry about it. I know you are not me. Maybe you are Rob n Jersey..Opps thats tealgtp!

    • > No, that's nonsense. Fixed IP addresses were the norm for years and years before broadband was available, when people dialed up for short periods and were often charged for connect time.

      Yow, I blew that. Fixed addresses were assigned to the POPs, but of course dialup users got what whatever line they got, so their IP addresses weren't "fixed". But in any case there's an IP address crunch and DHCP is one of the ways it's dealt with.

    • > YDWTHT, for a while, broadband ISP providers did assign a fixed address to each user under the theory that the connection would always be on.

      No, that's nonsense. Fixed IP addresses were the norm for years and years before broadband was available, when people dialed up for short periods and were often charged for connect time.

      > I've read articles that this led to many hacking incidents.

      Such articles are nonsense. I've already explained why the internet had to go to dynamic IP address allocation.

      > So now most broadband ISP providers reassign addresses on a periodic basis.

      Which are allocated for two weeks at a time or even longer, so there's no way that could significantly reduce "hacking incidents".

      > Whether or not you use or have access to Keynote clearly is relevant.

      Uh, no, it clearly isn't, for reasons I've already pointed out.

      > Because you are claiming an understanding of how Day may not have violated any law, this is about you. Remember, this debate started because you claimed that Day may have been entrapped.

      I said that the fact that Keynote makes it so easy to access data is "almost smacks of entrapment". I did not say that he may have been entrapped; that verges on a lie. And that Keynote makes it so easy to access the data is evident from the procedure adamsux posted, *as I already pointed out*. You're really starting to annoy me. I shared my expertise because you seemed sensible and seriously interested, but I don't owe you anything.

    • > After this ridiculous argument I've been having with YDWTHT, I wish you were me! LOL

      You said you weren't going to argue the point. But when I didn't let you get away with the last (lying) word, you just couldn't help yourself.
      It's your own damn fault that you're you, dickhead.

    • > My point is that both sleepyjean and ungogle post rumors and unsubstantiated statements as facts. I obviously don't know if they are the same poster, but I suspicion that they are.

      Which is an unsubstantiated statement, although it's true you didn't post it "as facts". And it's a rather silly one, given that there are hundreds of thousands of people who "post rumors and unsubstantiated statements as facts", and that there's no other rational basis for your suspicion.

      > What's wierd about that?

      This suspicion of yours seems a lot less rational then most of what you write; it's more hyour5t, who is frequently claims that different people are the same or work for Speedera or whatever.

      > How many totally evasive individuals have you ever run into?

      First, this is hyperbole; they are not "totally evasive". Also, you have now changed your criteria; "totally evasive" is a new charge. And finally, lots and lots and lots, especially on these boards, where people spout off nonsense and then become very evasive when you try to pin them down -- like sleepyjean's "water cooler" bit. The number of posters who have put up such stuff is far far more than two.

    • "YDWTHT, for a while, broadband ISP providers did assign a fixed address to each user under the theory that the connection would always be on. I've read articles that this led to many hacking incidents. So now most broadband ISP providers reassign addresses on a periodic basis."

      SQ, I've read quite a bit on broadband myself, being one of the first RR customers for TWC, but fixed addresses are basically intact. My IP hasn't changed in years. With the advent of free firewall support from ZoneAlarm and the like, hacking is non-existent for protected surfers. For all intents and purposes, your IP address is the only open thing on your computer. All ports are closed as well as your BIOS. Anyone with a cable modem that doesn't install this software is taking a huge risk.

    • YDWTHT, for a while, broadband ISP providers did assign a fixed address to each user under the theory that the connection would always be on. I've read articles that this led to many hacking incidents. So now most broadband ISP providers reassign addresses on a periodic basis.

      The material posted earlier about Keynote referred to the "retrieval" of information. I presumed that the e-mail entered would be used to mail this retrieved information, but if the Keynote system is totally deficient, I guess this might not be the case.

      Whether or not you use or have access to Keynote clearly is relevant. Because you are claiming an understanding of how Day may not have violated any law, this is about you. Remember, this debate started because you claimed that Day may have been entrapped.

      Frankly, I'm now willing to wait to see what comes out in court. We've each made our points, and this thread is beginning to resemble the FBI raid issue and seems to be progressing nowhere. Thanks for explaining your point of view.

    • gleon,

      After this ridiculous argument I've been having with YDWTHT, I wish you were me! LOL

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