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    As you'll have noticed, every infection vector can be patched. There's no excuse for not having MS00-078, since it's 12 months old! There's also no excuse for having IE pre v5.01 SP2, and none for having your system security levels at 'low'.
    I don't know how many times I have to say it, but I had IE6.0 and SP2. I still got the virus.
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    I believe you( i know how MS claims a thing is one way when it is the other), im just saying being updated can stop a lot of them.
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    >has anyone else noticed that it spells 'Admin' backwards ?

    hmmmm.... that's a good notice...

    hey, any specifics about this? [or generalizations...]
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    Everyone already knows about this. I'm surprised that someone didn't know.
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    Has microsoft itself gotten hit w/this thing?

    I can't get to msn or msnbc. Any other sites I go to are o.k. but those time out on me.

    Anyone else notice this or have any trouble?
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    > I don't know how many times I have to say it, but I had IE6.0 and SP2. I still got the virus.

    Dear me. You had a service pack that is four months old, and a Web browser update, and you think that constitutes adequate security?

    Tell me, how many holes did that Web site I pointed you to pick in your system?

    > Anyone else notice this or have any trouble?

    No trouble here. It's more likely to be a DoS by virtue of having thousands of compromise requests than a security problem.
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    >Dear me. You had a service pack that is four months old, and a Web browser update, and you think that constitutes adequate security? <

    all the damn service packs and browser updates in the world don't constitue adequate security...
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    I installed that service pack about 3 weeks ago. How can anyone keep track off all those damn things? That is rediculous. Why doesn't the company just write a secure operating system.

    I ran a Win32Nimda virus cure or whatever you call it. It wasn't completely successful. I'm going to have to buy a new OS next week or something. I don't like any of the current operating systems that are available and I severly question the quality of WinXP.
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    XP is good cause of the clear type fonts but DAMN THE INCOMPATABLE VIDEO DRIVERS!!!!! NOTHING WORKS RIGHT!!!!
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    YESS YEEEESSSSS!!!! NOW YOUR TALKING!!! IF OPEN SOURCE CAN MAKE SECURE SYSTEMS THEN WHY CANT YOU BILLL WHHYYYY!!!!

    BTW: have you used the link in my sig?
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    BTW: have you used the link in my sig?
    Don't be silly. It isn't safe to search the web. I'm running Microsoft, remember. I have not downloaded my daily service pack.
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    BWAHHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!! i almost forgot im fit of bill hate...
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    > IF OPEN SOURCE CAN MAKE SECURE SYSTEMS THEN WHY CANT YOU BILLL WHHYYYY!!!!

    I note that redhat.org lists 23 'Security Advisories' for the last five months, in their latest version. Is this your definition of 'secure'?

    In an operating system as complex as Windows 2000 or Linux, security is ongoing - there's no chance you'll find all the security holes by release; there are just too many lines of code. Both operating systems have teams of people inside and out of their respective organisations, finding and fixing vulnerabilities. When vulnerabilities are found, you need to install them. That's the price you pay for using complex software.

    Windows 2000 with all the security patches, secured with the checklists and tools from Microsoft, operated in a sensible manner, is as secure as Linux. Virii and worms (like Nimda) take advantage of the fact that you don't do that, and to good effect.
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    I had all the latest updates and all the latest service packs and I still got Nimda.

    If it wasn't for the internet there would be far less security updates, maybe even none. Now Microsoft is really pushing the internet. I wonder if they will succeed because the virus writers are really having their way. The are far more sophisticated than they used to be.
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