[mailhist-discuss] Question #2 for my story

Craig Partridge craig at aland.bbn.com
Sat Mar 21 08:03:55 PDT 2015


> On 3/20/2015 9:03 PM, Jack Haverty wrote:
> > You're right, it's not a mid-90s consumer market scenario.  But I'm
> > assuming that the husband is somewhat of a geek, since the typical
> > consumer wouldn't have a clue how to hack into an account.   If he could
> > conceivably hack an AOL account to steal mail, he's not a typical consumer.
> 
> If the context postulates an extremely geek guy, unusually savvy in data
> comm and compromising security mechanisms -- and such folk have existed
> forever, though rare back then and earlier -- then ok.

I agree -- either the guy (or his buddy -- perhaps he's friends with his
office's IT guy?) needs to be a serious geek.  But they did exist.  As I
recall, Novell did well on Novell-certified network engineers... a concept
Cisco later picked up.

Craig


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