Time for urgent “Change”
THIS IS A HUGELY important issue that we tracked a few days ago. We already knew that almost 1 in 2 Windows PCs had become zombie PCs, but it keeps getting worse. According to this report, as many as one in three Windows PCs may have been occupied by one single worm in a matter of just days! That’s how serious it is.
The computer worm responsible for the biggest attack in years has infected at least 1 out of every 16 PCs worldwide, a security company said Wednesday, and may have managed to compromise as many as nearly 1 in 3.
This may be the right time to contract law-makers or regulators and make a request for new laws to be applied to bad platforms that can leave people dead.
The victims of this latest storm are so many and the BBC says that even a UK-based Fire and Rescue service is downed by its use Windows, which came under virus attack.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue has said its IT network has “come under attack from a computer virus”.
Once again, this is costing lives.
Vista and Vista 7, as we pointed out a few days ago, are not immune. It’s more of the same.
Windows worm trickery for Vista
The Conficker virus has opened a new can of worms for security experts.
Drives such as USB sticks infected with the virus trick users into installing the worm, according to researchers.
Microsoft would like naive reporters to propagate the perception that this could happen to anyone, but it was Microsoft itself that said: “Our products just aren’t engineered for security.” Well, now they find out? █