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Re: Dumb users spread viruses
>> Uneducated users should live with the slowness [caused by a virus >> scanner]. It's protecting the rest of the world from their blissful >> ignorance. * firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Vixie) [Mon 09 Feb 2004, 16:30 CET]: > if it protected them or anybody else i'd say you were right, but since it's > a pattern matcher it always takes 2 to 24 hours for a new pattern file to > be developed and distributed after a new worm is released. why even bother? Because we're all still seeing Slammer, Nimda etc. infections occur. > it's as if not knowing how the fuel injectors work on my car could make it > blow up on the freeway. we'd blame the manufacturer, not the driver, right? Can a driver reach the fuel injector controls during normal operation of the vehicle? Ignorance of operation needn't always pose an acute danger. -- Niels.