[LINK] British researcher finds a 'kill switch' for global cyber attack
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon May 15 11:35:46 AEST 2017
On 15/05/17 11:08, Roger Clarke wrote:
> ... You'd hope that individual IT Directors / CSOs did some homework by
> Sunday evening at the latest ...
I would hope that IT directors do not have old, un-patched copies of
Windows as part of their infrastructure. If they do, then the
organization needs to replace their IT director, and whoever appointed them.
> ... even for university academics.
Over the last five years I have been a student at three higher education
institutions. The enrollment instructions for each said I had to have
Microsoft Windows (or Apple OS) and the Microsoft Office suite. I
ignored this and used Linux with Libre Office. I managed to get through
everything up to my last presentation, without my instructors noticing.
It was only my last presentation where I could only get the webinar
software to work with Windows.
ps: More on this at 1pm today, in "Dogfooding: Learning About Teaching
by Being an On-line Student", at ANU. All welcome:
Tom Worthington, MEd, FACS CP. http://www.tomw.net.au t +61(0)419496150
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