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Re: getting viruses/spam after posting to this list

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On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 11:29:25AM -0400, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> Paul is welcome to keep reporting the stuff he gets (say, if you want
> I'll redirect all the copies I get to you instead of the bit bucket)

No thanks, I get enough on my own.

> Since the propagation of Windows and the complacency of ISPs is driven
> by money, if the people paying the money complain then the businesses
> will have to respond in order to maintain business.

I really hope the Fed goes after Microsoft for not taking care of this
20 years ago when they first knew that viruses were a problem on their
platforms, and the people who fail to take preventative measures (like
keeping up to date on patches and their virus scanner, if they even
run MS OS's to begin with), with the same veracity that they go after
the virus writers themselves and other net terrorists.  I think the
charges that would apply would be criminal negligence in the case of
Microsoft, and aiding and abetting in the case of the infectees.  Make
'em all fry.

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