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Old 02-18-09, 09:44 PM   #1
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am I the only one that doesn't think a script in someone's signature is a good idea? I don't like the danasoft script that displays my computer details. I take it that these details are not forwarded anywhere, but it seems like eventually somebody is going to figure out a hack using that loophole in the software.
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Old 02-18-09, 09:49 PM   #2
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am I the only one that doesn't think a script in someone's signature is a good idea? I don't like the danasoft script that displays my computer details. I take it that these details are not forwarded anywhere, but it seems like eventually somebody is going to figure out a hack using that loophole in the software.
That is harmless, but it will set off a worm intrusion alarm if you use Norton. It's a false alarm, though, as it's reacting to the information being ported back to your computer. It's only the details anyone can get anyway as your computer broadcasts all that every time your system shakes hands with another server anyway, it's just echoing it back to you.
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Old 02-19-09, 01:26 AM   #3
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am I the only one that doesn't think a script in someone's signature is a good idea? I don't like the danasoft script that displays my computer details. I take it that these details are not forwarded anywhere, but it seems like eventually somebody is going to figure out a hack using that loophole in the software.
Any website you visit has the same info. If you are so worried about it don't use the internet.

BTW, in reality, no one really cares about what you, I, or anyone else views on the web. Unless of course you are doing illegal things......
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