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Originally posted by Maxatoria
reply to post by abecedarian
The problem is that the orders come probably from people who have less than zero percent knowledge of anything computer related and can only count to 17 by removing shoes and socks...the IT consultant makes it sound scary enough to get the work but the management panic and just say "nuke it all"
Originally posted by PsykoOps
On the other hand... everything that has a firmware can get infected. But in reality the smart thing to do is to scan the hw, disinfect and if all else fails sell the hw to iranian nuke plant?
I can't recall any time in recent history when hardware was destroyed because of a possible malware intrusion
But yes they should have just figured out the malware/virus and just made sure the virus scanner was updated and going to block any further intrusions.