Clean China - maybe the Great Firewall has it's uses?
one of the lowest rates of infection on workers and consumers’ PCs.
one of the lowest rates of access to dodgy porm sites by workers and consumers’ PCs
Zero-day threats and custom malware get all the publicity, but age-old malware strains including ZeuS and Conficker remain active in UK corporates. “The bad guys don’t have to be smart, they can use something that’s 7-8 years old,” Stuart Aston, chief security advisor at Microsoft UK, told delegates at the RSA Unplugged mini- …
How do people get off on calling China a cesspit when it's Microsoft that created the gloppy software goo that invites the software diseases filing up said pit?
We need a takedown of Microsoft headquarters to get them to stop producing this crap, Windows is an attractive nuisance and the world has had enough!
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Google and Wikipedia defines "attractive nusiance" as:
In the law, ... the "attractive nuisance doctrine" states that a landowner may be held liable for injuries to children trespassing on the land if the injury is caused by a hazardous object or condition on the land that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the risk posed by the object or condition.
Seems rather appropriate.
I'm not going to jump on the "hating on Microsoft bandwagon", there's plenty already doing that in this thread. But, I guess all I can say is "scold away", people just seem to love running ancient, unpatched software - not just Windows. Sometimes it really is a standalone system, so if everything works who cares what it is running. But often times, they will justify it by claiming they'll keep the system offline, but in reality get sloppy and put it online anyway. And even more often, they'll just pretend it's not a problem, stick their fingers in their ears, go "la-la-la!!!" and then when the system gets massively infected, start up with the "Don't you hate it when computers (insert litany of problems that computers don't have, 7-year-old unpatched software has them.)"
I just fried a $285 motherboard in a moment of inattention. Ouch. I put serious roadblocks in my way to make sure the hardware or software stuff that shouldn't go near the internet won't. All it takes, though, is a moment of stress or fatigue or whatever and what do you know, overcome the obstacles and put it on the 'net and bang! I clean up enough wreckage as is, just with the relations.
Aside: there are serious unpatched vulnerabilities that Microsoft hasn't ever cleaned up in the CVE database. Handy for pen-tests. I'm sure the bad guys know them too. Scold away.
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