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Re: Behold - Again

From: Scott Hale <sh5259a@american.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 04:19:56 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 09:25:12 -0400
Subject: Re: Behold - Again

>Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 08:49:22 -0600
>From: Robert A.M. Stephens <sti3818@montana.com>
>To: UFO Updates Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Behold - Again


I was reading the letter Mr. Stephens sent to the FBI and saw
some humorous content I thought I'd share. The passage I found
interesting was:

"Mr. Tubbs, I implore you to bring to bear your resources to put
a stop to this. The alternative is for the victims such as
myself to take matters into our own hands and 'win-nuke' these
servers off the internet forever. I can do this. I have the
software and the skills under Unix to do this in a matter of

This is located at:


First off, a "WinNuke" will not take a server off the Internet
forever. It merely freezes the server. Unless Art is running a
server without a reset button, he's in no real trouble.

Next, a WIN-Nuke implies the use of windows. No Unix knowledge
is needed to perform a Denial of Service attack. There are even
web pages that will do it for you! It takes no skill whatsoever.

Finally, a winnuke or denial of service attack is illegal. I
find it very humorous that Mr. Stephens would include this in
the letter because it means he has no clue what he's doing.

I don't like Art Bell either, but it would be nice to see Mr.
Stephens stop pretending like he's a superhacker of some kind. I
guess we'll just have to keep praying for an end to the

Scott Hale

If you have a chance, do visit the page for the cool space
shuttle painting though. It's very well done.

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