[LINK] National alert over massive credit info theft
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 01:12:44 +1100
This issue raises its head every time a new e-mail virus appears (the
Magistr Worm being the latest in a long list of M$ only e-mail works
and viruses), every time a server is cracked, every time a new
security threat appears.
Nobody seems able to make the connection. Nobody seems able to
critique the OS concerned publicly. People live with the digital
terrorism and blame the virus creators, the crackers and the like ...
when questions should be asked about the almost criminal
vulnerability of the OS and software packages. Win 2000 with its 12
million lines of code will follow in the steps of its illustrious
predecessors, and nothing will change.
Hell, I've given up on the issue. Nobody wants anybody to be accountable.
On the insurance companies. They'd be on a loser. M$ would just fund
the defence to whatever was required to obfuscate the real issues,
and raise contract and other defences based on the shrink-wrap
agreements they maintain we all agree to on opening one of their
boxes. The fact that those shrink-wrap agreements are hardly likely
to stand up in a Sale of Goods and other Australian contexts is
irrelevant. The insurance companies would do a simple cost-benefit
analysis, and fold.
At 9:44 PM +1100 20/3/01, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>When are the insurance companies going to hike the premiums on companies
>that run M$-based public servers.
>There's nothing more sensitive to management than the hip pocket nerve.
>LANNet Computing Associates <http://lannetlinux.com>
>"...well, it worked before _you_ touched it!" --me
>"I trust just one person,
> and there are times when I don't even trust myself"
>On Tue, 20 Mar 2001 email@example.com wrote:
>> National alert over massive credit info theft
>> By Sandra Van Dijk
>> 20 March, 2001 12:07 Sydney, Australia
>> Products affected are Microsoft's SQL Server 7.0, Data Engine
> > 1.0 and Internet Information Service 5.0.
Apathy is a great cause for concern
... but who cares?