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InfoWorld: Security Blame Games

Sep 06, 2003, 07:00 (30 Talkback[s])
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"With the Sobig.F worm on the wane and its successor presumed to be waiting in the wings, fingers are pointing angrily at Redmond.

"'People sometimes ask me why I loathe and detest Microsoft with such a visceral passion,' wrote packet-radio pioneer and security expert Phil Karn on his Web site. 'A major reason is the never-ending stream of viruses and worms infesting [Microsoft's] abysmally insecure software.'

"For users of Linux and Mac OS X, the recent outbreak was a bittersweet validation. These systems were immune to the worm but--because we are all e-mail users--not to its effects..."

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