On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>> >late 2005). I did indeed manage to get the tool started. Shortly
> >afterward, the laptop randomly rebooted. Huh? Of course, I hadn't
> >been patching it so it almost immediately fell victim to a worm.
> >I don't regard this as being Microsoft's fault either.
> there's no way to avoid an XP box getting infected, if it isn't
>> If that isn't Microsofts' fault...
Okay, but my point is you cannot (on today's internet) install something,
not update it for months and then assume it to be safe and secure next time
you plug it in. Some operating system's defaults have proven more secure
than others in this respect but it's probably not an entirely safe
assumption with any of them.
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