Conficker Worm Shuts Down French and UK Air Forces

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This is a major concern now that most of the important files are stored online.  How come they missed to protect their files?  I can't help but be concerned because we plan moving to England, hopefully files for other gov secs are well protected.

 

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come on it's only the French.. Who cares? I'm sure it was just a fluke that it hit the Royal Navy. I would like to believe that the Royal Navy is smarter than that to leave any of their computers running without a firewall and without antivirus software. Norton Internet Security 2009 Rule Britania edition.

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Oh, it's happens....

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So, since this took out part of the French military, did it interfere with their ability to surrender? Honestly, that's what they do best.

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The #1 reason worms propogate as easily as they do is bad coding, but the #2 reason?  Human beings.  They did not update, maintain, or fundimentally protect themselves against a problem with a known solution.  Human complacency guarantees that events like this will occur in the future.

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You'd think milspec systems would at least adhere to the outdated Orange Book suggestions, something only NT BARELY registered in. Now that cloud computing is back in vogue we can go back to the mainframe model and UNIX!

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OSS didn't work?

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Conficker? Whats that? *stares at Linux box*

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For ANYTHING, it's always too late. People just wait for the problem, and never find the solution or get it until time has passed and losses are made. Do people ever learn?

 

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