Friday, June 09, 2006

Get the non-Facts: Linux server infected by Windows virus

How's this for Bizarro World thinking?

Microsoft's "Get the Facts" campaign is trumpeting a case-study of a small business who switched from Linux to Windows after their operation was temporarily pole-axed by a computer virus which only infects Windows systems:

One of the biggest issues arose when Envirotactics fell prey to the Blaster virus. The firm was susceptible because its Linux system had no critical updating mechanism or centralized virus protection.

So, let's get this straight... the company had not used (or at least incorrectly used) a firewall, or anti-virus software, or patched their Windows PCs, and that's a problem with Linux that is best fixed by having more reliance on the same vulnerable systems that got you in trouble in the first place?

Link here.

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