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Tech: MyDoom; cyber-alert; ethics...

updated 05:00 pm EST, Wed January 28, 2004

Tech: MyDoom; cyber-alert.

Evening tech news: A new version of the mass-mailing MyDoom virus has hit the Net, aiming data at the contractors who make the components for Dell, HP, IBM and other brand manufacturers.




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    Sweatshops

    And yet, the pointy haired bosses think that offshore outsourcing in the greatest thing since sliced payrolls.

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    Apple may not be clear

    Apple may not be in the clear. They have at least contracted Solectron, and I believe Flextronics as well.

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    Junk Warning!

    There should be a pop-up everytime you turn on Windows..." Warning, you have just turned on a OS that has more holes in it than a piece of Swiss Cheeze. You may be liable for spreading virtual infections worldwide, causing billions of dollars in unproductivity each year. By pressing ok, you admit to knowing these facts and waive any rights to immunity from legal actions. Do you accept these terms?


    Beware...Bevare.... Bevare.... Pull the string!

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    Ban Windows From the Net!

    I cannot believe what I just read.
    http://news.com.com/2100-1002_3-5149583.html?tag=st_lh
    On the subject of viruses, this article is about yet another security hole found in Internet Explorer. This latest, coupled with the one previously found not long ago, allows a malacious web site to disguise its true identity and to also trick a user (that's "Windows" user) into downloading what they think is a .pdf file but in reality can be any executable code they please. Such as MyDoom for instance. The thing that blew me away was Microsoft's tip for avoiding this. The article reads....

    Microsoft has yet to release a patch for that vulnerability, although it has posted a bulletin with tips for avoiding such "spoofed" sites. Among the tips are not clicking hyperlinks. "Rather, type the URL of your intended destination in the address bar yourself," Microsoft advises.

    OMG, OMG, OMG .... next thing you know they will advise that to avoid being infected by the next virus you should keep your computer shut down and stay off the internet.

    What's it gonna take for Windows users to wise up and revolt over this c***?

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    sweatshops

    Under no circumstances would it be acceptable if Apple uses parts from these factories. I'm a huge Apple fan, but I'll drop them like a hot potato if they don't clear this up.

    -Christopher Johnson in Los Angeles, Final Cut Pro user and advocate.

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    apple

    Apple DOES use parts from these places like everyone else, how do you think the prices can be so much lower than what they used to be while profit margins are much higher than any other computer industry? Magic?

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    amen

    people complain that prices are too high, companies have to find a way to cut costs. moving labor offshore works, more cost effective, lower prices on end product (or same price with higher profit margin). people still complain?
    whats it gonna be? at least these people have jobs now.

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    Re: amen

    Dude...don't you realize? We ALL MUST SUFFER every freakin day. No one should be immune. As long as there is suffering in the world, we should all feel guilty. In fact, we should all just ride on the Halle Bopp to a better place!!!!

    Freakin complainers.

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    fat a** executives

    most greedy a** companies dont realize this, but if they would stop being greedy they could EASILY help everyone out. CUt profit margins by hiring americans to do teh work under OUR laws . They dont realise that if you outsource ALL the jobs, then no one in this country will be able to afford their products. Basically, its gunna come bite them in the a**.rediculous.

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    fat arse...

    This person is correct. Sure, you pay more in the US, but the money stays here as we then use that expendable income to buy more and make the economy grow. They are only weakening the US economy.

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