domingo, 15 de fevereiro de 2009

Do We Need a New Internet?

After reading the NYTimes article "Do We Need a New Internet?", I can't stop laughing about the ingenuous opinions expressed there.

The real issue isn't the Internet security, but the security flaws at the most used Operational System. The communication layer is not responsible for keeping the user data at his computer secure, but the OS is. What we really need is more secure and less bugged OS, but wait, we already have this! So, if the computer users want security, they should choose an alternative OS and not giving up their freedom because of obscure excuses...

An example: the Conficker worm infected 12 million computers, but not GNU/Linux or Mac computers. According to Wikipedia,
Conficker is a computer worm that surfaced in October 2008 and targets the Microsoft Windows operating system. The worm exploits a known vulnerability in the Windows Server service used by Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and the Windows 7 Beta.

So, according to "engineers and security experts", if your house is frequently invaded by mosquitoes, you should move to another country, when all you have to do is close your windows.

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