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No one had heard of the worm and no one was intersted. I felt really wierd thinking one of the biggest attacks on the internet has just taken place and 99% of people don't realise.
I have a great respect for MS but they need to be taken to task and be forced to automate patches.
Some here will realise just how dangerous some of the "vulnerabilities" are.
No mistake many folks didn't realize it happened or the significance of it. Some folks just don't seem to care.
I feel if the event had taken place thru the week....well, the effects we all felt would have been much, much worse. Yikes! Mighta made Code Red a 'flash in the pan' in comparison to the potential this event had. Imagine if had happened Monday morning moments before the opening bell.
Like some, I am amazed at how many machines were not patched. It just boggles my mind that given the historical 'slip-shodyness' (sp.) of Microsoft, that so many had not regularly sought out possible vulnerabilities and patched them.
MS has had that patch up since June '02 and there are those who would say MS failed by not making updates automatic. On the other hand, some would think it's up to me to make sure the fuel tank in my car is topped off, or that the brakes are up to par before I head down the Interstate for vacation.
While that may not be the best analogy, I feel far too many people fail to take this technological medium seriously by assuming patches and other measures should come to them.
Let me clarify that I am not sitting here wagging my fingers at those who got caught with their collective pants down, because I'm not.
No matter what product or service you use or buy, the final responsibility falls on the individual user...whether we like to admit it or not.
Look how many people still don't have firewalls or viral protection despite all the problems in this area. Helloooooo!
There is no question in my mind that far more individuals will be taking their machine and it's capabilities much more seriously today....than they did yesterday.
Hindsight is indeed 20-20.
As for my friends? Well, in this particular case maybe ignorance really is bliss. :)
Must admit also, after being offline all weekend... I feel a bit detached from myself. ;)
Must be able to endure long periods of technical communication and understand what it is that I do for a living.
Must be able to adjust to once a week or maybe even twice a week get togethers. If getting together at your place, an Internet connection is mandatory.
Must be fully versed in latest industry trends.
I could go on and on about the disparity differences between our world and the rest of the world. ;)
:) As far as being deattached from the world, all my people who are around me are family or are friends techie related somehow, the other ones i dont see that often anyways so by the time i see em its old news :P~