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

Dr Bob Jansen (in Korea) bobjtls at gmail.com
Tue May 16 10:58:16 AEST 2017

The South Korean government has previously mandated XP/IE/ActiveX for 
gov funded web sites, so you need IE and ActiveX to do anything official 
in Korea. However, this ruling has been relaxed but I suspect the 
investment in the technology is too much for most organisations to 
change. I suppose, change will happen as sites get redesigned/rebuilt 
but it will take time.


On 16/5/17 10:40 am, Jim Birch wrote:
>> it's difficult to see why any organisation would prefer Windows.
> 1. Existing applications and infrastructure
> 2. Existing staff skills and available skills in new recruitments
> 3. System component interoperability
> It's difficult to see how a moderate to large organisation that uses
> Windows could change.  It's a massive undertaking with a lot of costs and
> risks for some marginal paybacks.  This stranglehold is being eroded a
> little by client-server computing models but it is still extremely
> powerful.
> Jim
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