Microsoft Blames “Stupid Users” for Secrutiy Problems

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Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible

In a rare discussion about the severity of the Windows malware scourge, a Microsoft security official said businesses should consider investing in an automated process to wipe hard drives and reinstall operating systems as a practical way to recover from malware infestation.

Danseglio said the success of social engineering attacks is a sign that the weakest link in malware defense is “human stupidity.”

“Social engineering is a very, very effective technique. We have statistics that show significant infection rates for the social engineering malware. Phishing is a major problem because there really is no patch for human stupidity,” he said.

Yep the “human stupidity” observation is proved true by the simple fact that people are still paying to buy Microsoft’s Windows OS, when Linux is available for FREE.

Microsoft ought to watch that kind of talk (accurate as it may be), because if the average computer user gets wise to the fact the the free alternative (Linux) is actually a better operating system than either Windows or Mac, Microsoft would be done for and Apple would be reduced to bieng a music retailer.

Was that too harsh?

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft Blames “Stupid Users” for Secrutiy Problems

  1. I think Windows has it upsides, But mainly the reason i use it is because it’s hard to find drivers, games, etc. for Linux. If more people had it, there would be demand for it, and people/companys would start making stuff compatible with Linux. Just my 2 cents.

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  2. Erich, you are correct, and that is one of the many reasons that big networks stay on the windows platform for desktops and servers. Additional reasons are user training, software availability (especially vertical market targeted products), etc.

    Additionally, in regards to your points about home users, since people use Windows at work they are much more likely to use something with witch they are familiar at home.

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