Re: Happy Anniversary VMS - 30 years young - VMS

This is a discussion on Re: Happy Anniversary VMS - 30 years young - VMS ; On 10/28/07 21:22, Main, Kerry wrote: [snip] > > Sorry, could not resist .. before anyone will admit to past mistakes, it usually takes > an incident like Skype (few days downtime - how would you like to tell the ...

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    On 10/28/07 21:22, Main, Kerry wrote:
    [snip]
    >
    > Sorry, could not resist .. before anyone will admit to past mistakes, it usually takes
    > an incident like Skype (few days downtime - how would you like to tell the board why
    > your company was down for 2 days) or any number of other public incidents, before the
    > board forces IT to re-consider.
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/38upcr
    > Skype: It was all Microsoft's fault
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2plncm
    > "More than 220 million users were without a service yesterday after the hugely successful
    > system developed what the outfit initially called a 'software error'. Since Skype is made
    > up entirely of software such an announcement was as useful as a chocolate teapot and
    > angered may users who have based their businesses on the software."
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/379ywl
    > Russian PDF attacks surge; Microsoft takes blame
    > "The reason Microsoft is involved is that while the current attacks are based on
    > malformed PDFs, the real vulnerability lies in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 code,
    > not in Adobe's"
    >
    > Lots of other recent examples, but you know all this anyway ..


    And let's not forget why Linux is such a favorite of evildoers: it's
    so stable, people rarely reboot it, and memory-resident malware
    (usualy botnet controllers) can run unknown for months.

    --
    Ron Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson LA USA

    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

  2. RE: Happy Anniversary VMS - 30 years young

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
    > Sent: October 29, 2007 9:21 AM
    > To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    > Subject: Re: Happy Anniversary VMS - 30 years young
    >
    > On 10/28/07 21:22, Main, Kerry wrote:
    > [snip]
    > >
    > > Sorry, could not resist .. before anyone will admit to past mistakes,

    > it usually takes
    > > an incident like Skype (few days downtime - how would you like to

    > tell the board why
    > > your company was down for 2 days) or any number of other public

    > incidents, before the
    > > board forces IT to re-consider.
    > >
    > > http://tinyurl.com/38upcr
    > > Skype: It was all Microsoft's fault
    > >
    > > http://tinyurl.com/2plncm
    > > "More than 220 million users were without a service yesterday after

    > the hugely successful
    > > system developed what the outfit initially called a 'software error'.

    > Since Skype is made
    > > up entirely of software such an announcement was as useful as a

    > chocolate teapot and
    > > angered may users who have based their businesses on the software."
    > >
    > > http://tinyurl.com/379ywl
    > > Russian PDF attacks surge; Microsoft takes blame
    > > "The reason Microsoft is involved is that while the current attacks

    > are based on
    > > malformed PDFs, the real vulnerability lies in Windows XP and Windows

    > Server 2003 code,
    > > not in Adobe's"
    > >
    > > Lots of other recent examples, but you know all this anyway ..

    >
    > And let's not forget why Linux is such a favorite of evildoers: it's
    > so stable, people rarely reboot it, and memory-resident malware
    > (usualy botnet controllers) can run unknown for months.
    >
    > --
    > Ron Johnson, Jr.
    > Jefferson LA USA
    >
    > Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    > Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!


    Re: Linux .. yep, many Linux folks like to beat up on Microsoft and ignore the fact
    that it itself is a huge risk from all of the monthly security patches released each
    and every month. They have been bitten big time by the hype bug.

    [Oct, 2007 - 25 Linux security patches this month alone]

    https://www.redhat.com/archives/enterprise-watch-list/
    (click on thread for each month and add them up)

    See previous discussions on this. Yes, not all apply, and yes some are App and not
    platform, but if the end result is the same i.e. elevated priv's or access to
    unauthorized data, then it does not matter if it is an App or platform security patch.


    Regards


    Kerry Main
    Senior Consultant
    HP Services Canada
    Voice: 613-592-4660
    Fax: 613-591-4477
    kerryDOTmainAThpDOTcom
    (remove the DOT's and AT)

    OpenVMS - the secure, multi-site OS that just works.





  3. Re: Happy Anniversary VMS - 30 years young

    Anne McQ letter about the anniversary

    http://h71000.www7.hp.com/news/annmcquaid.html




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