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Tech: Viruses may spread to cars; Fiorina steps down

updated 10:20 am EST, Wed February 9, 2005

Tech: Fiorina steps down

Tech industry news: Daily computer security headaches such as viruses and spam threaten to from cell phone subscribers.




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  1. Glasspusher

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    Carly

    Can't say she was a visionary, but who in HP is? Someone not in management, that's for sure. HP: Invent? More like HP:rebrand.

    they still make great printers...

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    car viruses

    tell me, what is the vector that's going to infect cars? I don't read email with my car, nor is it hooked up to a wireless network. Better install OS X or Linux on my next car as a preventitive measure. Perhaps when they hook up diagnostics to the car in the shop, the winblows diagnostic computer gives the car a virus.

  1. l008com

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: car viruses

    You must drive a cheap car. Windows makes an "operating system" for some high end BMW models that controls everything in the car, and has had nothing but problems. You wanna prevent car viruses, do what you said, buy linux cars in the future, not MS.

  1. chas_m

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    cars and email

    Glasspusher, MS is *determined* to bring email reading to the automobile. *That's* the "vector" you're looking for.

    At some point, one really has to wonder how much farther mankind would be today is MS had failed after the Win9x era.

  1. automorrow

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Roll up your Windows ...

    I would never by a car with MS installed in it. Surely they will push their c*** into autos somehow someway someday. How can we have it our way? It seems like there some very inventive Mac users that are willing to spend their own time and money to 'mod' thier cars with Macs. Its too bad that Apple has sheltered itself from these people, whereas the whole reason Apple exists is because of this type of creative energy in the first place.

  1. Glasspusher

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    BMW

    let me get this straight, BMW uses windoze, but also has custom iPod setups? Talk about a conflict of interest. I drive Hondas and VWs. M$ can take their email cars and OS and pound it up their...

  1. outZider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    yeah...

    nothing says security like Linux.. hm.. Read the vulnerability list lately?

  1. hayesk

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    Re: yeah

    Yeah, now remove all of the outdated vulnerabilities and you have a small list, and you aren't going to run all of those services on your machine.

    Actual infections and exploits are a more effective measure. Windows wins here, hands down.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Carly

    Well, there goes the only female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Wonder how long it'll be before another one is hired. And even then, it still will need to get to the point where really bad female CEOs start leaving one job and taking another CEO-ship before you can say they've got any type of equal footing.

    Wonder how big her parachute was.

    Of course, look for them to either split into a couple of companies (although I couldn't tell from the article what they'd be, they said one would be PC/Printer, so what's the other?), and then kill one or both, or just try to find a partner to buy them out (Sun, Dell, that type of thing).

    I certainly wouldn't be surprised to read that HP has sold its printer division to Brother or Lexmark to 'concentrate on its core business'.

  1. testudo

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    Re: yeah

    Yeah, now remove all of the outdated vulnerabilities and you have a small list, and you aren't going to run all of those services on your machine.

    Actual infections and exploits are a more effective measure. Windows wins here, hands down.


    Well, if you take out the outdated windows vulnerabilities, including all that have been patched, and how many are left? It also is a small list. And don't forget to discount any that affect services you wouldn't run, just like you've discounted on linux.

    outZider's point is that Linux is, by default, not 'secure' because it has proven to have bugs and vulnerablities, even with it being open-source and the million eyes reading the source and all that. Basically, if you're one of those idiots who just goes around thinking that they're secure because they run Linux, and your 'friend' isn't because they run Windows, well, that's just pure wishful thinking. Esp. if your friend keeps up-to-date on security and you're lax because, h***, you run linux and its secure!

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