__/ [B'ichela] on Wednesday 01 February 2006 15:03 \__
> On 2006-02-01, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Linux users not so scared. Are you?
>> PC users have been urged to scan their computers before 3 February
>> to avoid falling victim to a destructive virus.
>> On that date the Nyxem virus is set to delete Word, Powerpoint,
>> Excel and Acrobat files on infected machines.
>> Judging by the last paragraph, that virus might be a blessing. Makes
>> proprietary vanish...
> Too bad it doesn't trash Internet Exploiter too. then perhaps
> all of those spam nests would finally stop spamming everyone
> including me. Hmm gives me an idea };) (evil santanic grin) write a
> worm that totally clears out windows, clears the partion table and
> installs a linux bootstrap ;) (I only joking! NSA/CIA/FBI!)
Ubuntu does that by default. It completes the process in about 10 minutes
on a modern workstation. That's like putting the kettle on.
Regarding spam, I couldn't agree more. All spam that comes my way is pro-
duced by Microsoft OLE, which most probably originated from machines that
had been hijacked. The user will say the connection is slow or that
his/her machine is unresponsive, totally unaware of the havoc is wreaks
all over cyberspace as long as it's plugged to the wall.