Right now there are untold numbers of lobotomized machines that unknowingly do the bidding of their masters, whether that is adding to our daily pile of spam email or bonding together with other compromised machines in attacks against more resilient targets.
It's an ugly world, but it has to get better, right?
After all, Vista is far more secure than XP ever was and of course that holds true for Mac OS X and Linux too.. as the owners of those zombie machines replace and upgrade them, won't our lives get that much better? That much less spam, that many less 'bots able to be directed into a DOS attack?
Oh sure, there will be new infiltration vectors, so there'll be replacements.. but surely it will be less? If the new OSes can't guarantee their own safety, at least they should last longer against assault, shouldn't they?
Yes, I am trying to talk myself into this. No, I don't believe it any more than you do.
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