[LINK] Microsoft rushes out emergency fix for critical Windows bug
gordonkeith at acslink.net.au
Tue Aug 3 11:47:26 AEST 2010
On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 10:56:17 am Jan Whitaker wrote:
> I have a friend in the US who is so anti-MS he's nearly rabid over
> it. We were talking about the stupidity of corporations that use
> Windows in SCADA. I can't believe it's still happening. CEOs who do
> that should be hung and quartered in the town square for such
> terrible decision-making. Countries without regulatory oversight to
> stop such stupidity of IT install deserve what they get. What is all
> this 'security' stuff about if not protecting the public
> infrastructure? You gotta weep.
But the security people from the local electricity provider will tell you that
windows is just as secure as anything else if its configured properly and they
have windows SCADA systems on their internet connected network.
Machines running Windows are by far the most popular,
with about 90% machines in use worldwide. Linux users, on
the other hand, may note that cockroaches are far more
numerous than humans, and that numbers alone do not
denote a higher life form.
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