__/ [ Maverick ] on Tuesday 26 December 2006 17:53 \__
> Linonut wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Freeride belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>>>>Computer security researchers and hackers have found more flaws in
>>>>Microsoft's Vista, the long-awaited update to the Windows operating
>>>>system, according to a report Monday.
>>>>One programmer said it was possible to increase a user's privileges on
>>>>all of the company's recent operating systems, including Vista, while a
>>>>computer security firm said that it found five other vulnerabilities,
>>>>including one error in the software code underlying the company's new
>>>>Internet Explorer 7 browser, the New York Times reported.
>> Same old shit.
> Yeup. Like I said, Vista is just lipstick on an old pig.
I particularly worry about the vulnerability that sticks a cork in Exchange
servers. Think of the effect of 12 million Windows zombies muting all the
mail servers that run Exchange.
Thank goodness... the Internet's infrastructure as a whole does not rely on
Windows... it's only being fed by its zombie garbage (86 billion SPAM per
day... many of which are large in size), so it needs expansion (brute
force). That costs the ISP (and us) more money...
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