Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 13:48 UTC
Bugs & Viruses We're well and deep into April 1 now, and if you were to believe some of the reports and hype on the internet, we should've all been paying in bottle caps right about now. As any sane person already saw coming, the Windows worm Conficker didn't do anything. It just kind of sat there, patiently mocking all those who did not update their machines properly.
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RE[3]: April Fools
by satan666 on Wed 1st Apr 2009 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: April Fools"
satan666
Member since:
2008-04-18

Listen BlownoseJoke,

Blaming the users for the holes in Windows security is lame. Why are there holes in the security in the first place?

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v RE[4]: April Fools
by yossarianuk on Wed 1st Apr 2009 17:28 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools"
RE[4]: April Fools
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 17:49 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Blaming the users for the holes in Windows security is lame. Why are there holes in the security in the first place?


Because bug-free code is impossible to write. Only agencies like NASA can write bug-free code, but that does mean that in the hypothetical case NASA were to write a general-purpose operating system, it would cost upward of 10000 EUR per copy - probably a hell of a lot more.

We are modding you down because you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Starting with Windows Vista (and to a lesser extent, XP SP2) Windows is a pretty damn secure operating system. The only recent case of massive failure is this Conficker thing, which doesn't count since it only affects unpatched system.

Satan666, I know you are the person who systematically mods down almost each and every of my posts, we have insights into those things, you know. It's kind of funny that you complain about being modded down while you yourself abuse our system so thoroughly.

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RE[5]: April Fools
by PlatformAgnostic on Wed 1st Apr 2009 18:40 in reply to "RE[4]: April Fools"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

What makes you think NASA writes bug-free code? They just test their code, have some redundancy in their systems, and don't have to put up with malicious users.

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RE[5]: April Fools
by NiceGuyEddie on Wed 1st Apr 2009 22:58 in reply to "RE[4]: April Fools"
NiceGuyEddie Member since:
2006-03-22

Because bug-free code is impossible to write. Only agencies like NASA can write bug-free code


I assume that your irony levels are somewhat on the high level there!?

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RE[4]: April Fools
by BluenoseJake on Wed 1st Apr 2009 17:58 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Listen BlownoseJoke,

Blaming the users for the holes in Windows security is lame. Why are there holes in the security in the first place?


Why are there security holes in Debian? Fedora? OS X?

Because all operating systems have holes, and all need patches. Believing that Windows is the only OS with security holes and patches issued is what's lame. Here are some pages. Read them and become at least a little knowledgeable:


List of recent security updates for Debian Stable:
http://www.debian.org/security/

Fedora 8:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/

OS X:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

FreeBSD:
http://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories.html

Windows:
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/default...

Oh, and please, grow up. I didn't call you any names, I just yelled some common sense at you.

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RE[5]: April Fools
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 1st Apr 2009 22:32 in reply to "RE[4]: April Fools"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

And for fun

OpenBSD ( the uber secure OS)

http://www.openbsd.org/security.html" http://www.openbsd.org/se...

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RE[4]: April Fools
by flanque on Wed 1st Apr 2009 20:41 in reply to "RE[3]: April Fools"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Yeah.. I will blame people for not updating their system, visiting pr0n and warez sites then receiving virii which disables security updates, using pirated Windows, thinking they're smarter than the hacks out there so they don't need anti-virus or updates, etc.

OK fine your arguement about the hole shouldn't be there in the first place is true, but if we waited until every product was 100% bug free we'd still be using Windows 1.0, we'd have not have moved away from the first kernel release in Linux or have wonderful products like the iPhone or TiVo.

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RE[5]: April Fools
by sbergman27 on Wed 1st Apr 2009 20:51 in reply to "RE[4]: April Fools"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Yeah.. I will blame people for not updating their system, visiting pr0n and warez sites then receiving virii which disables security updates,

Might as well go ahead and blame people who notice that the allowed updates *observably* trash their systems more than any malware they perceive.

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