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Old 10-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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LXer: The day that Microsoft wore a tinfoil hat and shouted la, la, la

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Remember, remember, the fifth of October. It was the day that Microsoft officially lost the plot. It was the day that Scott Charney, the Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Tinfoil Hat Wearing suggested quarantining victims of malware whilst ignoring the distribution medium - erm, that would be Microsoft Windows stuff wouldn't it...

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Just note that this is not the first time they have suggested this.
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If Windows wasn't a blackhole that just begs to be rooted it wouldn't be a problem.
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Aint it so durn typical. Shoot the messenger. Not the source .

if your computer (or network) gets infected by some malware and ends up being part of a botnet, quite possibly courtesy of some zero-day exploit taking advantage of a Windows vulnerability, then that computer (or network) should be forcibly disconnected and put into some kind of cyber-quarantine using an adapted public health model
The internet should not be censored by ANYONE

The Exploiters and Vulnerabilities of certain Operating systems should be what the attention is on. Not on unaware Home users without a clue. Funny how part of the problem is stating that something must be done (but don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain)



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