Another Windows Worm

August 17, 2005 at 6:50 pm | Posted in Rants, Technology | Leave a comment

The Zotob/IRC worm hit my workplace hard – half of our users were on Win2K systems, and hackers are probably trying to find ways to do the same to WinXP machines. Fortunately for me, my computer was refreshed to XP last April, but network connectivity was impacted and thus, our Mac and Unix boxes were affected; at least they didn’t reboot constantly.

Once companies and their fascist IT departments have started collectively hitting their heads against the brick wall of Windows insecurity, even considering safer and cheaper alternatives becomes impossible. They deserve every hit to their workers’ productivity and revenue.

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