[TAG] Thieves Winning Online War, Maybe Even in Your Computer (NY Times)
deivid.okop at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 19:18:58 MSK 2008
2008/12/22 Ben Okopnik <ben at linuxgazette.net>:
> [Article in NYTimes by John Markoff, via the RISKS Digest]
> Seriously - it's a badly-written article, with lots of name dropping and
> little actual research. The author doesn't even mention Linux (or BSD,
> or any options beyond OS/X.) The general point is that the Bad Guys are
> making lots of money ripping off the poor little users... but this is
> just the same old three-card monty multiplied by a few million naive
> hayseeds just off the train. Yep, there are more con men and more
> suckers, as well as more unsuspecting mules. [shrug] It's called a
> "growing population" and "better communications". That, as always,
> presumes either A) an increased ability to swim with the sharks or B)
> accepting, however unwillingly, your role as an _hors_d'oeuvre_ . There
> is no option C - and never has been.
> I guess the NYT needs some low-calorie filler for their Technology
> section once in a while...
Reviewing that article would provide some good material for a LG
article - And that really makes me wonder if he gets some cash from M$
or he didn't ever heard of Linux...
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