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Acorn User mentioned in NTK

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 11:54, 24/9/2001 | ,
 
This wouldn't really be more than a brief mention in the media section, if it wasn't for the reason it appeared: apparently the latest "CD coverdisc" we've already mentioned (because it's now just a bunch of files on the Web site) was written up in NTK - as an example of poor security.

Apparently the contents of the "CD" included a web browser; nothing wrong with that you might think. Until someone was poking around and found some interesting cookies stored in there, including Brian O'(?)Carroll's Amazon preferences, and a few slightly shady ad banner cookies.

The problem has now been fixed, but it seemed like an amusing cautionary tale for a drab Monday morning. Remember to clean those cookies files boys and girls!

Source: NTK
 

  Acorn User mentioned in NTK
  (13:53 24/9/2001)
  gerph (14:41 24/9/2001)
    Jon Hall (15:05 24/9/2001)
      Richard Chiswell (15:38 24/9/2001)
        Richard Goodwin (15:46 24/9/2001)
          Richard Goodwin (15:47 24/9/2001)
            Richard Goodwin (15:52 24/9/2001)
              harmsy (18:02 24/9/2001)
                Steve knutson (21:15 24/9/2001)
                  Jon Hall (22:10 24/9/2001)
                    Jon Hall (22:15 24/9/2001)
                      MyRISCOS (23:37 1/10/2001)
 
Great Norah Message #89152, posted at 13:53, 24/9/2001
Unregistered user so who is the dirty sod?
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gerph Message #89153, posted at 14:41, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89152
Unregistered user Remember, MP3 websites also contain quite numerous 'shady ads' on them, and I have certainly seen such things on otherwise quite normal sites. Even casual browsing can fill your cookies with numerous undesirables. It's a sad ole world, ain't it ?
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Jon Hall Message #89154, posted at 15:05, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89153
Unregistered user wots NTK?
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Richard Chiswell Message #89155, posted at 15:38, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89154
Unregistered user AFAIK, NTK is 'Need To Know' - well, according to http://www.acroynmfinder.com/ . It doesn't quite 'sound right' in this instance though...
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Richard Goodwin Message #89156, posted at 15:46, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89155
Unregistered user Click on the link to NTK (at the bottom of the story, on the main Icon Bar page, or if you're an ArgoNet subscriber from your Voyager default web page) and find out what NTK is!

OK, it's basically a weekly news letter about UK technology 'n stuff, in a sarcastic stylee; it's written by people old-skool enough to know what an Acorn machine is, and has featured RISC OS related stories on occasion.
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Richard Goodwin Message #89157, posted at 15:47, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89156
Unregistered user OK, so the link under the article doesn't work. Damned automated scripts... ;)
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Richard Goodwin Message #89158, posted at 15:52, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89157
Unregistered user Now fixed (by hand, I'll have to look at the list of default sources)

The URL is http://www.ntk.net/
The T-shirts are available from http://www.geekstyle.co.uk/
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harmsy Message #89159, posted at 18:02, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89158
Unregistered user NTK is bannd over our system, so I'm missing out. A rather entertaining tale though!
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Steve knutson Message #89160, posted at 21:15, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89159
Unregistered user Perhaps they were researching for a new "sealed section" to boost sales ;-)
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Jon Hall Message #89161, posted at 22:10, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89160
Unregistered user Oh righty - that's the one link on the Voyager homepage that I have never clicked on before - dunno why.
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Jon Hall Message #89162, posted at 22:15, 24/9/2001, in reply to message #89161
Unregistered user Those T Shirts are most excellent - love the Elite one:)
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MyRISCOS Message #89163, posted at 23:37, 1/10/2001, in reply to message #89162
Unregistered user Of course if you missed it on the website, then CD 14, that went out with the mag, had the stuff in full setup! Duh!
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