February 11, 2004
Virus Alert From A Friend Of Mine

This just in from a tech buddy of mine.

I'm not trying to cause alarm, but if you're running Windows, how about you kinda drop everything you're doing and install the latest Microsoft security updates real quick, so you'll be prepared when this latest security hole is inevitably exploited.

Microsoft has yet another very serious security flaw that give anyone with the right know how total ccess to your computer. I don't know all the details - but it might be the biggest one yet. If you remember the SoBig virus last fall - this one will similar in that it doesn't require you to get email for you to be attacked or hacked.

I say "will be" because right now there is no virus. But the flaw is there and it will be a matter of days before someone write a virus to take advantage of the flaw. And - your anti-virus software will have no effect. Microsoft has posted a patch and that is how you protect yourself - download and install that patch.

Here's the link to Microsoft's Windows Update:

I am also asking that those of you who have blogs and newsletters and high traffic web sites post this warning on your front page and include it in your newsletters. The best defense to this virus is to stop it before it begins. As you all know - this virus will affect non-windows users in that the new viruses turn windows computer into spam robots and we are still getting the bounce messages from the last virus. Let's see if we can stop this before it starts by first - patch your computer now - then - tell everyone to patch theirs. You can cut and paste this warning into your blog or newsletter.

Posted by Lisa at February 11, 2004 08:10 AM | TrackBack
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The biggest virus on a pc is actually windows. The best thing you can do is install linux :)

Posted by: Seemant Kulleen on February 11, 2004 03:15 PM

The real answer is not LINUX, it's Mac OS X. UNIX (FreeBSD + Mach) based, stable and secure, runs all major commercial software, quality tech support, networks well with UNIX/LINUX/Windows, and has a Remote Client for Windows. With the X11 client, tons of UNIX/LINUX apps are easily run on the Mac Desktop. Currently, the entire KOffice and KDE package are being ported to run on the Mac. The DarWine project is bringing WINE to the Macintosh. All of the major advantages of LINUX with none of the disadvantages. Why Corporate America continues to cling to Microsoft's Insecure Bloatware is beyond me. Windows is a weapon of mass destruction.

Posted by: David Gregory on February 19, 2004 12:00 AM

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