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Re: New Software Self-Defends from Viruses
Posted by: Paul Eng 2003-08-27 09:27:05
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Who's responsible for big computer virus outbreaks, such as the recent SoBig attack? Experts say the answer is -- you. For example, despite repeated warnings from the online security community, users are still opening suspicious e-mails. And they haven't been keeping up with the latest security patches. In fact, some say that to really help check the rising threat, software will have to get a bit smarter -- and possibly more intrusive.

Re: New Software Self-Defends from Viruses
Posted by: waters_phil 2003-08-27 09:34:15 In reply to: Paul Eng
With more and more virus programs that cause more and more damage, let Microsoft take control, and the responsibility. Maybe finally someone can be liable for the problems that are occurring, and who better than them!
If they want the control, let them take the responsibility. They think they can be impervious. The rest of the world knows this isn't so. Let them have the power to prove themselves wrong.
I disagree completely with letting Microsoft put in features that change your computer without letting you know about it, but that has been going on since the transition from windows 3.1 to 95 and worse from 95 to 98. They'll keep it up, and there is no way to stop it. So, let them take responsibility this time for something that might actually have the power to crack their grand pride.
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