[LINK] British researcher finds a 'kill switch' for global cyber attack

Tom Worthington 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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