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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?