[Dshield] MS05-039 exploits prove that pacthing "window"isgetting shorter and shorter and...

Stef stefmit at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 12:55:22 GMT 2005


On 8/18/05, Chris Wright <dshield at yaps4u.net> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org
> > [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Joel Esler
> > Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:36 PM
> > To: General DShield Discussion List
> > Subject: Re: [Dshield] MS05-039 exploits prove that pacthing
> > "window"isgetting shorter and shorter and...
> >
> > I would like to offer a suggestion to the American public
> > that are tired of fixing and repairing machines.
> >
> > Buy an Apple.
> >
> > Joel
> >
> 
> Joel,
> 
> There is no need for those type of comments on this forum.
> It doesn't matter what you have these days, if you are popular, you'll get
> targeted.
> As Apple is in the minority, it doesn't get targeted as much as others do.
> Take Firefox.. The greatest non MS browser in the world as many claim, as
> soon as it became popular, it too became the target of exploits and the more
> popular it gets the more that will be found.  The same will happen for any
> OS/Application etc and Apple included (when one day it becomes popular and
> main stream enough for them to concentrate exploit resources at it).
> 
> Lets just concentrate on beating those that are responsible for the exploits
> rather than knocking any one group.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Chris

I agree with the first part of the reply, but I would definitely
comment on the second: let's try to extend or concentrate beating
those providing crappy commercial software.

Stef



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