Sunday, March 06, 2005

Oh the horror of added capability

Reading this horror story about adware (a type of virus that installs onto Windows PC -- is there anything else?) I couldn't help but wonder what a boatload of exploits we're going to see going forward. The problem with Windows is the enormous complexity -- there are likely billions of combinations of harmless protocols that can be exploited to do God knows what on a PC. Mere mortals aren't going to be able to know, that's for sure.

They had their chance to listen a decade ago when people warned and warned. Now we're in the thick of it. I doubt very much Microsoft is going to get the world switched off of XP overnight.

But I've been wrong before. I guess time will tell *sigh*

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