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June 21, 2002
Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead
So, EMusic has finally been transferred over to the Vivendi Net USA technology team - who used to be the MP3.com tech team. Its a strange final chapter in a strange ride.
One of the funniest stories to follow up on Brett's posting above is about our first security incident. Not 12 hours after we turned the system on, the underlying machine got hacked. Luck and happenstance saved us as we planned on adding the crypto (which is kick ass btw) to the credit card database, but had decided it could wait a week. Jason Woodward happened to be on the machine at the time the hacker got aboard. He was just a "warez" dude and we got him booted before he found anything. Brett stayed up for 36 hours straight implementing the sweetest public/private key paired credit card cookied encryption system ever...
No word if it survived the switch over. I left the country. Think "blame Canada."
I'll return in a week - I'm still helping the remaining EMusic crew with a few things.
Posted by hoffmang | June 21, 2002 09:43 PM