"With the Sobig.F worm on the wane and its successor presumed to
be waiting in the wings, fingers are pointing angrily at
"'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..."