Captain's Log, stardate Tue, 16 Nov 2004 13:18:07 +0000, from the fingers of Kevin O'Riordan came the words:
>>> From http://www.makeitsecure.ie/3Steps.asp :
>>> "This process can also be done automatically if using an
> alternative operating system such as Mac OS or Linux."
>> The link below that sentence says "Click here for more details on
> automatic updates", and goes to windows update. Nice.
Point 3 says "Unless your PC is brand new, you should download these patches to keep the operating system up-to-date and therefore protected as much as possible against viruses. " Service Pack 2 for Windblows XP has about at least 6 patches available already... That is bad advice. I even had a guy in our office once telling me he uninstalled his virus scanner on his machine because it was brand new and nobody could hack into it!
I can't believe a government website would have such things published on it which were obviously not thought through correctly.
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