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Re: WashingtonPost computer security stories
Bad hardware and application software cause a lot more problems than the operating system itself. -- Mikael Abrahamsson email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bad users cause more problems than everything else combined. Doesn't matter if you're running windows, bsd, linux, OS X, or whatever. When a dumb user does a dumb thing, dumb things happen.
Doesn't matter really, if it's an OS that gets asked to run malware, and then is blamed for corrupting itself, or an SUV who's airbags and crumple zones fail to keep the driver alive that was spacing off and talking on a cell phone when they crossed in front of a semi. The end result is the same: Technology, and the intelligent individuals that create it can only do so much to prevent a stupid individual from causing damage to themselves and others.
If anyone wants to argue against this, I beg of them to read