[LINK] Now we know just who is stupid
drose at nla.gov.au
Mon Feb 9 13:18:08 EST 2004
While I agree with you, the fact remains that Mydoom would have performed in
exactly the same way under any windows mail client, it's an executable
attachment, no outlook security holes were used.
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From: Rick Welykochy [mailto:rick at praxis.com.au]
Sent: Saturday, 7 February 2004 13:13 PM
To: Howard Lowndes
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Subject: Re: [LINK] Now we know just who is stupid
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> This survey reported by The Register is frightening. You have to as
> whether these people should be allowed to have email account at all:
> Clueless office workers help spread computer viruses
> By John Leyden
> Posted: 06/02/2004 at 13:22 GMT
> Busy or apathetic employees are accelerating the spread of viruses and
> potentially costing UK businesses millions in clean-up charges,
> according to a survey out today.
> Two-thirds of the 1,000 people quizzed by market researchers TNS in
> January admit they are not aware of even the most basic virus
> prevention measures. Meanwhile a third of those polled in the
> Novell-sponsored study said they are too busy to check their emails
> before opening them.
If it costs these companies $ MILLIONS to cleanup after a virus attack, and
these virus attacks are occurring in the big at least twice a year, it would
make sense to change email clients. If these companies were running other
client or server software that cost them $ MILLIONS every year unecessarily,
what would they do ... probably dump the software.
Seems that the stupid are those managing worker's desktops
and providing them with the very software that allows the problem to occur,
namely Microsoft Outlook. Switching to another email reader would obliterate
the need to spend $ MILLIONS on virus cleanup.
Ask anyone on LINK who does not use MS Outlook: have they ever suffered a
virus attack by email? Resounding answer, in unison: No!
Now, who is stupid?
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