[LINK] Microsoft shuts down spam behemoth Rustock, reduces worldwide spam by 39%

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Sat Mar 19 14:13:25 AEDT 2011

Kim Holburn wrote:

> Has anyone noticed if spam has really gone down by that much?

Not really.

>> If you want to prevent your own computers from becoming botnet zombies, make sure you install anti-malware software, such as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

If you want to prevent your WINDOWS computer from becoming botnet

There are other operating systems out there that do not require such coddling.
When is the press going to understand this? "What browser are you
using?" ... "Um, Windows."

An alternative is to of course switch operating systems providers.

But I am sure the powers that be simply love the status quo in
insecure operating systems on the Net. This makes it possible to
break into most Internaut's machines, snoop around and find out what they
are doing. And given that once inside there is no real protection
in a Windows OS as installed and setup by the hapless, all the data
on the machine can be pilfered. No back doors required.


Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

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