(malware) MS says recovery impossible in severe infections

This is a great article, with an unusual amount of frankness from a Microsoft employee talking about how bad things really are now.

Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible

"At Microsoft, we are fielding 2,000 attacks per hour. We are a constant target, and you have to assume your Internet-facing service is also a big target," Danseglio said.

So what are we doing running Windows on our internet facing servers? Waiting for a wake-up call?

[There are other quotes in that article that merit replay and/or serious discussion. No time now -- but sometime later today I will expand this blog entry.]


Brainwashing your kids

The Sleeping Giant Goes on the Offensive - April 3, 2006

Do you have an iPod?

No, I do not. Nor do my children. My children--in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.

Hopefully he can't brainwash anyone else, children or otherwise :-)