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Re: Net crime 'big fear' for Britons

  • Subject: Re: Net crime 'big fear' for Britons
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:49:51 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS / Netscape / MCC
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__/ [ William Poaster ] on Monday 09 October 2006 13:19 \__

> On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 07:54:43 +0100, Mark Kent wrote:
>> begin  oe_protect.scr
>> B Gruff <bbgruff@xxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> On Monday 09 October 2006 00:43 Roy Culley wrote:
>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5414696.stm
>>>>     More Britons fear net crime than they do burglary, a survey
>>>>     suggests.
>>>>     The Get Safe Online study released by the government found 21% of
>>>>     respondents felt most at risk from net crime, while 16% worried
>>>>     most about being burgled.
>>>>     A BBC investigation into net-based attacks on Windows PCs found
>>>>     they could happen as much as every 15 minutes.
>>>>     At least every hour, an unprotected PC set up as a honeypot logged
>>>>     a malicious attack that could render it unusable or make it access
>>>>     other machines.
>>> - or perhaps even better, see this:-
>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5414502.stm
>>> Auntie has got it right at last - not "compters", not "PCs", but "Windows
>>> PC".
>>> Catch for this:-
>>> "The BBC honeypot was a standard PC running Windows XP Pro that was made
>>> as secure as possible. This ran a software program called VMWare which
>>> allows it to host another guest operating system. Via VMWare we installed
>>> an unprotected version of Windows XP Home configured like any domestic
>>> PC"
>> Wonder why they didn't use a linux pc and host the Windows Home in that?
>> Ahhh, of course, the ignorant would blame linux then, wouldn't they...
>> they wouldn't understand what vmware does.
> However, as it's being hosted via VMWare on a Windows computer, the
> wintrolls have no comeback, crying their usual "linux zealots" crap.
> The BBC must have got wise as to how unsafe Windows really is.

Technical writers -- yes. But not the Suits who can be dined and wined.

BBC Looks To Microsoft For Web 2.0

,----[ Quote ]
| However, you don't sign deals or commitments if you're a quasi-autonomous
| Public Corporation operating as a public service broadcaster, as the BBC
| is. BBC Director General Mark Thompson met Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates
| in Seattle on Wednesday to sign the non-exclusive memorandum of
| understanding and discuss the BBC's digital strategy.


For governments that eavesdrop, here is a quick list of tags: Communism,
Hawaiian shirts, China, Suitcase, Martha Stewart, Encryption, Prison,
Stalin. Thanks for tuning in.

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