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Knowledge Equals Security

My company is in favor of finding out how worms work for two reasons ("The ABCs Of Writing A Worm," June 16, 2003):

  • To determine if it's possible or probable for worms to affect our computers. (One famous bit of malicious code required the recipient to read the fake E-mail and physically follow the instructions to manually delete critical files.)
  • Because the abilities claimed are useful to a business and far superior to what our expensive commercial programs and computers are able to do (for example, to alter a form message so that multiple recipients get a slightly different personalized version).

Only through knowledge can we seriously understand the threat.

James F. Boylan
General Freight Agent, Tyburn Railroad Co., Fairless, Pa.


Too Many Standards

I must say I hope you're wrong ("A New Breed Of Standards Makers," June 16, 2003).

If Wal-Mart, General Motors, etc., decide on six different standards, can we afford to implement all six? Can we afford not to? There is the potential for a horrible mess.

Perhaps we will have to decide whom we can afford to do business with.

Richard B. Gilbert
VMS System Manager, RapidForms, Thorofare, N.J.


Legacy Works

"A system that works" is the most appropriate definition of a legacy system ("Taming The Beast," June 9, 2003). How will many of today's systems ever work, let alone keep working well enough to run companies for years?

Robin F. Goldsmith
Go Pro Management, Needham, Mass.

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