The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urged personal computer owners to immediately fix a dangerous vulnerabililty in Microsoft's Windows operating systems. Windows runs most of the world's computers and has been a constant target of attacks by worms, trojans, viruses and other malicious software.

However, it was unusual for the US government's anti-terrorism department to call on the public to seal a crack in Windows before attackers broke in. 'This vulnerability could impact government systems, private industry and critical infrastructure, as well as individual and home users,' the DHS said in a release.

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Do you think terrorists will someday try to exploit Windows security flaws and attack through computers?
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urged personal computer owners to immediately fix a dangerous vulnerabililty in Microsoft`s Windows operating systems. Windows runs most of the world`s computers and has been a constant target of attacks by worms, trojans, viruses and other malicious software.

However, it was unusual for the US government`s anti-terrorism department to call on the public to seal a crack in Windows before attackers broke in. `This vulnerability could impact government systems, private industry and critical infrastructure, as well as individual and home users,` the DHS said in a release.

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15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 8/31/06 - 8:43:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt it. I had a trojan once, nasty thing.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 8/31/06 - 8:48:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Duh.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 8/31/06 - 8:48:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Probably
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 8/31/06 - 10:04:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd be surprised if they hadn't tried to already at least once.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/24/06 - 4:27:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Way to give them idieas.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/4/07 - 10:37:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
To put in the words of my anthropology teacher, terrorists are rather thick. Its fine and dandy to fly a plane into a building, but plane security will, and has, increased exponentially. Considering that the US is centered on its economy, and its economy is by the vast majority virtual, then it would be simple enough to find some bright computer major and do some major damage.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/12/07 - 9:56:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. Terrorists can hack into a computers security system, making it easier for a physical assault.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/12/07 - 9:57:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
They could, but they can do serious damage elsewhere.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/12/07 - 10:00:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/4/2007 10:37:21 PM zanyb13 wrote:
To put in the words of my anthropology teacher, terrorists are rather thick. Its fine and dandy to fly a plane into a building, but plane security will, and has, increased exponentially. Considering that the US is centered on its economy, and its economy is by the vast majority virtual, then it would be simple enough to find some bright computer major and do some major damage.

Can't...take...it ...too...many...generalisations...




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