Santa Fe city government computers knocked out by worm

Jeffrey Paul jeffreypaul at diamondcard.com
Mon Nov 17 15:25:08 UTC 2003



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On 
> Behalf Of Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
> Sent: Mon, 2003-11-17 10:23
> To: Alex Yuriev
> Cc: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Santa Fe city government computers knocked out by worm 
> 
> 
> On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 06:26:50 EST, Alex Yuriev said:
> 
> > Because for people outside our little industry the software 
> is a tool 
> > to get a JOB done, not the job itself.
> 
> It doesn't take long for the average mechanic to learn that 
> buying cheap wrenches is a bad idea.


Which is probably why they end up buying the expensive, supported one
(like everyone else).  It's also why they get worms.

-j



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