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Wired: Worm Zeroes In On Microsoft

Jun 13, 1999, 20:49 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Stamper)

Thanks to Judge for this link.

"The latest Internet virus to cause turmoil on desktops around the world highlights a unique security problem: users' dependence on Microsoft products."

"The worm was a source of amusement for Microsoft critic James Love, director of the Consumer Project on Technology in Washington, DC. Someone sent him the virus, but it didn't affect his Linux-based machine running WordPerfect. If there were more diversity in the marketplace, he remarked, such disasters wouldn't happen."

"'If everybody in the world was only growing one kind of corn and some sort of disease wiped it out, then people would go hungry,' Love said."

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