[Linux-aus] A Current Affair Report on MyDoom Tonight

Ryan Verner xfesty at computeraddictions.com.au
Wed Feb 4 19:36:01 UTC 2004

On 04/02/2004, at 5:19 PM, linux-aus at amos.mailshell.com wrote:
> There is still the point that Windows people keep making that Windows 
> viruses are
> so abound just because it is so popular - showing that there are a few 
> hundreds/thousands
> of viruses for Mac might weaken this point.

Perhaps, but the only reason worms such as those that have "brought 
down the internet" (sic, media) exist are because of braindead, stupid, 
stupid holes in Microsoft's software.  Windows is certainly a far 
easier platform to write viruses for, especially considering most users 
run as the equal of a root-privileged user, because to get anything 
useful done, and to not have every second application screaming at you, 
it's what you usually have to do.



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