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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000097.txt from 2002/05

From: "Mark Charette" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] More virus info.
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 18:25:49 -0400

From: Kenneth Wolman []
At the risk of being accused of indulging in more Microsoft bashing, I can't
help but wonder why on earth Microsoft cannot design a piece of software
that doesn't need 300,000 security patches to make it somewhat operational,
and why its email clients are notorious for letting in everything from virii
to rats carrying the bubonic plague. I long for the days of OS/2....
Wouldn't matter. The more "open" something is (in this case, Email that can
do something constructive), the more the possibilities that something
malicious can be let in. In the case of email, the extensions that let
people communicate with data rather than text allows the malicious data in.

Microsoft, having the lion's share of the market, happens to be the "target
of choice".

Remember, the first real "worm" on the Internet was on Unix systems ...

Mark C., not an apologist for Microsoft, but trying to set the record


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