Re: DDOS attack Microsoft
From: El Mariachi (dick_halliburton_at_lycos.com)
Date: 25 Sep 2003 05:00:44 -0700
"Mark Dodel" <madodelNOSPAM@ptd.net> wrote in message news:<cLdq6jdb1N4Q-pn2-DW8GpdWuIw0L@localhost>...
> On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 15:02:56 UTC, Leythos <email@example.com> wrote:
> -> Linux is no more secure than Windows, it's just less of a target and has
> -> less exposure to the people that want to take down MS.
> That is simply not true. Windows is setup from the get go for little
> security. Microsoft has builtin a number of backdoors so they can
> access your system (they of course claim its not anything insidious),
> and these are exploitable once discovered. Why are mail attachments
> automatically opened and run. Why are file extensions not displayed
> by default for the people who are too stupid to click on anything that
> someone tells them to. The users are not the problem (unless you
> consider their constant belief of Microsoft's marketing lies),
> Microsoft is. Instead of putting out patches that are just bandaids,
> they should fix the damn problems with their software.
> As to the security through obscurity claim, that is a great point.
> People should have multiple platforms available so that when Windows
> is down with the latest virus/worm/exploit they can still be running.
> I have no problems here, as I wouldn't let a Windows machine near the
> internet for any length of time.
I have none of these problems with Microsoft products, my suggestion
is to use help files and follow instructions.