Sources: Microsoft (TechNet), The New York Times
quote: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick
quote: I applaud MS for helping take down the bot nets. But I know full well bot nets exist because of the way MS makes their OS.
quote: Thank you Microsoft, I'm glad we have you around. We certainly never see Apple doing selfless things like this for the better of mankind and technology. Microsoft and Bill Gates gives billions to charity, Apple hords billions of cash. Microsoft takes out botnets, Apple sucks users into their own botnet of iCrap devices. Go MS!
quote: And yeah...Apple doesn't do any such thing. And yeah, they're the ones who have been moronically declaring that they're "more secure" than MS forever. Once again, though, for the eleventy-billionth time, Apple OSs et al are not more secure than MS products...and in testing, of course, frequently turn out to be easier to hack...but they so far are still being kind of successful with the security-by-obscurity thing they've enjoyed so long as a result of being a market failure.
quote: Yup...market failure. Apple owns about ~5% of the worldwide computer installed base. That's a failure. There's no way to paint that as anything but a failure.
quote: If a hacker managed to take down 100% of all Macs on the planet...you'd have a few hipster jackasses crying into their half-caf, half-fat, mocha-mint lattes, and otherwise the world wouldn't care. The hacker would be mocked as a wanna-be failure in his own community.
quote: MS is utterly irrelevant in the smartphone business...and barring any new miracles, they kind of just need to get used to that. Apple is utterly irrelevant in the computer business...by the same token, they just need to get used to that.
quote: In the real world 99.9% of malware is Windows only and malware on the Mac is all but non existent.
quote: U.S. Federal Marshalls executed a pair of daring real world raids in Scranton, Penn.
quote: He compares them to vigilante actions such as neighborhood watches, commenting...