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Re: Net crime 'big fear' for Britons

  • Subject: Re: Net crime 'big fear' for Britons
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 19:31:30 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS / Netscape / MCC
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__/ [ William Poaster ] on Monday 09 October 2006 18:56 \__

> On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:49:51 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ William Poaster ] on Monday 09 October 2006 13:19 \__
>>> On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 07:54:43 +0100, Mark Kent wrote:
>>>> begin  oe_protect.scr
>>>> B Gruff <bbgruff@xxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>> On Monday 09 October 2006 00:43 Roy Culley wrote:
>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5414696.stm
>>>>>>     More Britons fear net crime than they do burglary, a survey
>>>>>>     suggests.
>>>>>>     The Get Safe Online study released by the government found 21% of
>>>>>>     respondents felt most at risk from net crime, while 16% worried
>>>>>>     most about being burgled.
>>>>>>     A BBC investigation into net-based attacks on Windows PCs found
>>>>>>     they could happen as much as every 15 minutes.
>>>>>>     At least every hour, an unprotected PC set up as a honeypot
>>>>>>     logged a malicious attack that could render it unusable or make
>>>>>>     it access other machines.
>>>>> - or perhaps even better, see this:-
>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5414502.stm
>>>>> Auntie has got it right at last - not "compters", not "PCs", but
>>>>> "Windows PC".
>>>>> Catch for this:-
>>>>> "The BBC honeypot was a standard PC running Windows XP Pro that was
>>>>> made as secure as possible. This ran a software program called VMWare
>>>>> which allows it to host another guest operating system. Via VMWare we
>>>>> installed an unprotected version of Windows XP Home configured like
>>>>> any domestic PC"
>>>> Wonder why they didn't use a linux pc and host the Windows Home in
>>>> that? Ahhh, of course, the ignorant would blame linux then, wouldn't
>>>> they... they wouldn't understand what vmware does.
>>> However, as it's being hosted via VMWare on a Windows computer, the
>>> wintrolls have no comeback, crying their usual "linux zealots" crap. The
>>> BBC must have got wise as to how unsafe Windows really is.
>> Technical writers -- yes. But not the Suits who can be dined and wined.
> Typical of suits, who are nearly as smart as they think they are.
>> BBC Looks To Microsoft For Web 2.0
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | However, you don't sign deals or commitments if you're a
>> | quasi-autonomous Public Corporation operating as a public service
>> | broadcaster, as the BBC is. BBC Director General Mark Thompson met
>> | Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in Seattle on Wednesday to sign the
>> | non-exclusive memorandum of understanding and discuss the BBC's digital
>> | strategy.
>> `----
>> http://tinyurl.com/j5pn7
> I saw this last week, or the week before. Personally, & I've said it
> before, I wish we could stop paying the BBC licence fee.

I have given away from television set so that I no longer need to pay
licenses. But it wasn't anything pro- or anti-BCC.

Either way, the BBC is unable to even learn from itself...

More than 95% of e-mail is 'junk'

,----[ Quote ]
| More than 95% of e-mail is junk, be it spam, error messages or
| viruses, report mail monitoring firms.
| [...]
| Further work has shown that most of this junk mail is originating
| on hijacked home computers.
| E-mail security firm Return Path said 99% of the computers it monitors
| that send mail have been taken over by spammers or virus writers.


*sigh* From the mouth of technical folks.

,----[ Quote ]
| Reliability and the ability to change code, rather than cost, are
| driving the increased use of Linux at the BBC, according to Damion
| Yates, team leader of internet operations at BBC Technology.
| Speaking ahead of his presentation at the Linux User and Developer Expo
| in London tomorrow, Yates told Computer Weekly that Linux is being used
| on several projects even though there is no overall BBC strategy to
| support open source technology. 


I sometimes wonder how Gates has managed to influence the media so easily.
Ha! Actually I know the answer...

Bill Gates lends cash to buy newspapers
$350 million to MediaNews

,----[ Quote ]
| Gates involvement has been very behind the scenes. In fact many of
| those involved in the deal didn'teven know he was one of the investors.
| It was carried out through the Gates Foundation, the world's largest
| philanthropy outfit.


./Me -> too.
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