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Yasvir Tesiram <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 27 Jan 2004 16:49:33 -0600
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I wonder if the attacks on SCO Unix came IBM starship Enterprise!?

On Jan 27, 2004, at 4:26 PM, Todd Walker wrote:

> type=pt&part=marketwatch-cnet&tag=feed&subj=news
> "To say a system is secure because no one is attacking it is very
> dangerous," said Gates,
> referring to operating systems that have a smaller share of the desktop
> market, such
> as Apple's Macintosh OS and the open-source software Linux.
> But patch management continues to be the largest headache, Gates said.
> "Everybody who had their
> software completely up-to-date (during the epidemics) was immune to
> those problems. But only 20
> percent of our customers were, so obviously, we weren't doing enough."
> Hmmm - My Mac OS X server has survived attacks directed at UNIX that
> were successful against
> various other UNIX servers around here a number of times.  According to
> Gates, no one is attacking it.
> The last time I checked the goal of most attackers was to take over
> Unix systems, not Windows
> computers, because they were more useful once hijacked.  The "attacks"
> against OS X continue
> on a regular basis, they just don't succeed.
Yasvir Tesiram
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