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Re: What do you want your ISP to block today?
From: "Matthew S. Hallacy" <poptix () techmonkeys org>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 00:04:51 -0500

On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 02:53:46PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:

This, in fact, is the single biggest thorn in our side at the moment. It's hard
to adopt a pious "patch your broken box" attitude when the user can't get it
patched without getting 0wned first...


This is where you start forcing users through a captive portal to the update
site of their vendor, I think they'll get the idea when every site they try to
bring up turns out to be windowsupdate.microsoft.com

[snip]

Given the Lion worm that hit Linux boxes, and the fact there's apparently a
known remote-root (since fixed) for Apple's OSX, what operating systems would
you consider "acceptable"?

Anything that's not currently infected, and is patched to the current 'safe'
level.

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Matthew S. Hallacy                            FUBAR, LART, BOFH Certified
http://www.poptix.net                           GPG public key 0x01938203

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