Virus Alert !!!

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Wed Mar 7 12:58:13 2001

John Foust skrev:

>Why fault Microsoft for making products that are popular and common?

Becuase they make worthless manure, that's why!

>You might as well blame Ford for drunk drivers. I agree that Outlook
>shouldn't expose its address book, and there's slim reason to encourage
>the naive, easily-fooled hordes to click on executable attachments, but
>it's far easier to lob criticism than it is to design full-featured
>mail programs and operating systems that are virus-proof.

It's rather like blaming Ford for equipping their cars qith worthless tyres
which explode when stressed.
A short list of M$ Outlook's crimes:
*HTML pollution
*HTML/Javascript "virus" weaknesses
*Non-standard reply headers like SV: and R:
*Upside down replys without proper attribution lines or quoting tags

The second point is only destructive for Outlook users themselves, whereas
points one, three and four are making the net a less pleasant place for the
rest of us.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6.
"Real life is full of idiots, and tons of ads. I don't see how IRC is any
different, other than a lot more people want to have sex with you."
 -- m3000
Received on Wed Mar 07 2001 - 12:58:13 GMT

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