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  • David H. Press
    Here is something I got from one of my other lists. It should prevent some of the virus damage that can occur. David H. Press dhp@pressinv.com ... which ...
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2000
      Here is something I got from one of my other lists.

      It should prevent some of the virus damage that can occur.

      David H. Press
      dhp@...

      >
      > http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2562167,00.html
      >
      > Blame Bill Gates
      > Linux and Mac users are happily immune to the ill effects of ILOVEYOU,
      which
      > depends upon the Windows Scripting Host to get launched once it's
      triggered
      > on the user's computer.
      >
      > And that's where Microsoft needs to belly up to the table.
      >
      > It's been more than a year since ExplorZip should have sent a wake-up call
      > to Microsoft, about the dangers of Visual Basic scripts running in e-mail.
      >
      > The silence from Redmond has been deafening.
      >
      > Microsoft has always been about features, features, features. But in its
      mad
      > rush to throw everything into its products but the kitchen sink, the
      company
      > has given security criminally short shrift.
      >
      > At this point, the user community should say the heck with it and follow
      > this six-click recipe for sanity.
      >
      > Settings.
      >
      > Control Panel.
      >
      > Add/Remove programs.
      >
      > Windows setup.
      >
      > Accessories.
      >
      > Unclick Windows scripting host.
      >
      > Really obvious. Something your cousin Moe from Saskatchewan is surely
      going
      > to know right off the bat.
      >
      > Yeah, right.
      >
      > I don't think it's too much to ask Microsoft to make sure your e-mail
      won't
      > get maliciously manipulated by some cyber schmuck.
      >
      >
      > _______________________________________________________________________
      > People are like teabags: You don't know their strength until they're in
      hot
      > water
      >
      >
      >
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