Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jun 9 00:22:47 CDT 2010


On Jun 8, 2010, at 9:05 PM, Paul Ferguson wrote:

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> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 8:59 PM, JC Dill <jcdill.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I'm still truly amazed that no one has sic'd a lawyer on Microsoft for
>> creating an "attractive nuisance" - an operating system that is too
>> easily hacked and used to attack innocent victims, and where others have
>> to pay to clean up after Microsoft's mess.
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> Do you honestly believe that if 80% of the world's consumer computers were
> *not* MS operating systems, that the majority of computers would still not
> be targeted?
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Targeted? Yes.
Successfully compromised? Less so.

Look at it this way... The vast majority of web servers are Apache, yet, IIS is compromised
far more often.

Yes, Micr0$0ft is a major contributor to the problem.

> Please, be for real -- the criminals go after the entrenched majority. If
> it were any other OS, the story would be the same.
> 
If this were true, the criminals would be all over Apache and yet it is IIS that gets
compromised most often.

Owen





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