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Re: [News] BAE Systems Chooses Linux for Massacre of People

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r____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Thursday 21 Jan 2010 12:24 : \____

> Chris Ahlstrom pulled this Usenet boner:
>> Mark Kent pulled this Usenet boner:
>>>> Computer Virus Hits U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| The largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan was hit by a computer virus
>>>>| earlier this month that affected nearly three quarters of the computers on
>>>>| the base, U.S. News has learned.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/iraq/2008/11/28/computer-virus-hits-us-military-base-in-afghanistan.html
>>> Why do some many organisations persist in using such demonstrably
>>> insecure software in such critical environments?
>> Because they feel it is well-protected by a phalanx of advanced
>> routing/switching/firewall/intrusion-protection/encryption hardware and
>> software from Cisco and other companies, one would suppose.
>> All bypassed by a dirty dongle.
> ... plugged into a Windows box.

The Windows support calls are cheaper from Afghanistan.

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