Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th May 2009 22:48 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption The past few years, it seemed as if virus writers had moved away from doing actual damage to systems to instead focus on stealth, so that infected machines can silently, and unknowingly, be used for all sorts of malicious practices. Sadly, there are still those crackers out there that prefer the old-fashioned approach to these matters. The result: 100000 ruined Windows machines.
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by celt on Sat 9th May 2009 00:33 UTC
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They're only Winblows boxes anyway.

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by google_ninja on Sat 9th May 2009 01:47 in reply to "whatever..."
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I wish i could mod this down more then once.

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by lqsh on Sat 9th May 2009 01:57 in reply to "whatever..."
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I hate to blatantly agree, but alternatives to Windows are out there...

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by jptros on Sat 9th May 2009 05:44 in reply to "RE: whatever..."
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Yes, I'm sure the majority of people who this affected care about alternatives enough to want to bother trying to use them. This has less to do with Windows and more to do with the person operating it. But that's alright, even though alternative operating systems don't cure ignorance feel perfectly welcome to keep inviting them over to your platform so the cross-hairs of the mal-ware developers and bad press will shift somewhere else for a change.

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