posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 11:16 PM
and, 'wake up call' is a great phrase here: Millions of computer users on broadband using Windows XP. Unlike Windows 95/98/ME, XP has really the
same features as Windows NT/2000 - these features are highly exploitable and need constant 'patching' and updating which wasn't previously
necassary w/ the '9x' line of OS's. The MSBlaster worm could have been much, MUCH worse. Sadly, I think it's going to get worse before it gets
better: XP users now need to learn how to keep their systems up to date, constantly update their virus apps and manage a personal firewall, oh my.
(the common user is better off with a mac, to be honest)