Windows use in medical spaces (Re: vintage computers in active use)
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sat May 28 03:26:34 CDT 2016
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> Subject: Re: Windows use in medical spaces (Re: vintage computers in active
> crypto locker on linux would work if someone exicuted it but then that would be
> a user fail like most people who get infected from going to the wrong sites and
> clicking crap...
Yes as someone pointed out, the system liveware tends to be unreliable.
However what makes you think Windows is different to a Linux GUI. Opening a mail won't run anything UNLESS you have wound the security settings down..
In defence of the Live Ware it tends to be well concealed crap. Seen a few genuine looking "invoices" which appear to come from legitimate companies, with real names and phone numbers correctly formatted for the UK. My name is pretty common so how do I know its not a genuine mis-directed article, especially in large organization.
The latest ruse is to forge a senior managers address and send instructions to send money to a bank account quickly.....
As someone who knew much more about these things than I do once said, the only totally secure system is one you can't actually use....
> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 6:05 PM, Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com>
> > > Please can we have some specific instances of Windows causing problems.
> > > Not unqualified people at home or students but real production
> > environments
> > > with qualified support on hand.
> > > I used every version of windows from 1 to 10. yes XP and millennium
> > > too
> > >
> > It is susceptible to MalWare of all types. We had some XP embedded
> > thin clients that got attacked by Confiker but of course they were
> > clean after a re-boot
> > but the main reason Linux and Apple isn't attacked is because there
> > are many more window systems, although I read somewhere Apple devices
> > were being targeted because Apple users had more cash..
> > I see Apple has been hit by Ransom Ware...
> > https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/07/apple-targeted-by-k
> > erange
> > r-ransom-malware-for-first-time
> > I can't see why Crypto Locker could work on ANY Linux or BSD box....
> > > I wrote time and mission critical food distribution related software
> > > for
> > the ten
> > > years before I retired in vb and then vb.net (oo) I would have seen
> > just
> > about
> > > every possible bug in windows and in developing applications under it.
> > >
> > > Lets hear what others experienced.
> > Sorry I know I have already said but generally very reliable. Some
> > issues where call centre staff on XP were allowed to surf the web as
> > administrators...
> > ... conficker was a real problem
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker
> > >
> > > Rod
> > >
> > >
> > Dave
> > G4UGM
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