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Windows PCs Highly Vulnerable to Zombie Hijacking

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:59 pm    Post subject: Windows PCs Highly Vulnerable to Zombie Hijacking Reply with quote

An article in the Syracuse NY Post-Standard reports on how terribly vulnerable a certain operating system is, and offers some recommendations to avoid having your computer become a zombie.

The article describes what happened when a computer infested with Microsoft Windows was connected directly to the Internet - a practice that possibly should be against the law.

Without the benefit of a hardware firewall not made by Microsoft, the PC was a zombie in very short order.

His bottom line suggestion:
"Consider switching to an Apple Macintosh. Apple's computers are not vulnerable to zombies."

http://www.syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1131010573180841.xml&coll=1
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Windows PCs Highly Vulnerable to Zombie Hijacking Reply with quote

Ranter wrote:


His bottom line suggestion:
"Consider switching to an Apple Macintosh. Apple's computers are not vulnerable to zombies."

http://www.syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1131010573180841.xml&coll=1


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When will they learn????
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting little read.

I particularily like 2 statements from that

1 "If you use Windows, keep your anti-virus software up to date."

2 "Consider switching to an Apple Macintosh. Apple's computers are not vulnerable to zombies."

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im sure i just heard my windows box say "Brains!"
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