__/ [ Freeride ] on Saturday 14 October 2006 04:47 \__
>>Online brokerage account scams worry SEC
>>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - High-tech crooks are hijacking online brokerage
>>accounts using spyware and operating from remote locations, sometimes in
>>Eastern Europe, U.S. market regulators said on Friday.
> Is there any difference between the "crooks" and Microsoft? They both seem
> to be profiting greatly from spyware.
It has been said a lot before. There are many industries that depend on
Windows' problems. Where one suffers, one sometimes gains. But there are
scenarios where everyone loses. To a Linux user, for example, this means
more SPAM, expensive network (billing), congested network, DDOS attack. It
also means applications media and networks that don't play nice with other
platforms. On the contrary, the inherenet problems put those others in a
position of disadvantage. But they also slow down development as a whole...