Oh, I just can’t help it. The worm that’s been disrupting computer systems worldwide for the past few days by taking advantage of security holes in Microsoft’s SQL Server has hit Microsoft as well (NYTimes, free subscription required).
- The paradox was not lost on computer security experts. “Microsoft has been blaming the users, saying they have to keep their patches up to date,” said Bruce Schneier, founder and chief technical officer of Counterpane Internet Security Inc., a company that manages security for customers. “On the other hand, their own actions demonstrate how unrealistic that position is.”
I know, it’s an easy shot to take, but Microsoft as a whole really does need to get the clue that many of the viruses on the Internet are there because of Microsoft’s lax security.