Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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by Liquidator on Wed 15th Apr 2009 12:03 UTC
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Who cares who is to blame? The problem is solving the security hole and securing the computers.

It really is an interesting question

No. I don't see any difference if you blame John or Bob. You aren't gonna sue the person who's responsible (at least I think so).

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