[LINK] MS strikes again

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 16:38:47 AEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 8:16 PM, Jan Whitaker<jwhit at melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> from another list:
>>I was listening to Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte in a recent Security
>>Now podcast, and they were discussing a situation in which the
>>Windows automatic update had shut down a bunch of computers in a
>>hospital operating room wing to do updates automatically...
>>unfortunately it was *during* active surgeries...  then the hospital
>>turned off the Automatic Updates feature of Windows and ended up
>>getting infected with a worm...
> Confick or Downadup Worm Can Be Squashed: By Common Sense
> <http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/101302/confick-or-downadup-worm-can-be-squashed-by-common-sense.html>

Why does a computer in an operating room need to be connected to a
network with access to the Internet in the first place??
Do they use it to read e-mail and click on attached EXEs to get
infected in the first place?
Do they surf for porn and software cracks while operating?


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