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InfoWorld: Security Blame Games

Sep 06, 2003, 07:00 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Udell)

"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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