__/ [ 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:
>>>> More Britons fear net crime than they do burglary, a survey
>>>> 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:-
>>> Auntie has got it right at last - not "compters", not "PCs", but "Windows
>>> 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
>> 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.
BBC Looks To Microsoft For Web 2.0
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| 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.
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