[LINK] MS strikes again

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Thu Jul 2 16:44:52 AEST 2009

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009, Fernando Cassia wrote:

> 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?

Me, I tried explaining to one client why they wanted to build physically
separate networks (for a mine IT system versus process control network(s)).
Their IT people were happy with the notion of being able to easily log
in to process control desktops anywhere on the mine. This worked great
until the hubs on the process control network started being unhappy with
multicasted ghost traffic, for example.

Because this is how IT is taught, implemented and paid for. Welcome to 2009.


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