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Bill Gates Begs To Be Cracked On Vista

ellem (147712) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 6

In a recent interview here Bill Gates had this to say about security:

Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.

Listen closely! Can you hear the soft whirring of hard drives loading nessus in No

In a recent interview here Bill Gates had this to say about security:

Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.

Listen closely! Can you hear the soft whirring of hard drives loading nessus in Norway and China :)

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Given the exploit that already came out (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17861942)

Or script kiddies making MP3 files, whispering into their microphones "Start...Settings...Control Panel...Administrative Tools.... .Net Runtime....Stop

Re:Given the exploit that already came out (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#17862894)

*That* "vulnerability" I thought was at least as absurd as Gates' claims here:

1) Is there any operating system that *isn't* vulnerable to such an attack?

2) If Microsoft had addressed that threat in the only way I can think of -- modifying all audio output so that it could be detected by the speech recogntion -- what do you think the Slashbot response to that would have been?

Re:Given the exploit that already came out (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17863158)

1) Is there any operating system that *isn't* vulnerable to such an attack?

Gee, I'd say any operating system that doesn't have a speech interface isn't vunerable.

2) If Microsoft had addressed that threat in the only way I can think of -- modifying all audio output so that it could be detected by the speech recogntion -- what do you think the Slashbot response to that would have been?

I don't know about the slashbot response, but the script kiddie response has already been covered by a Dilbert cartoon- sneaking up behind people and yelling "Delete a file".

Heh (1)

ryanr (30917) | more than 7 years ago | (#17862336)

If you use the same standards as the MoAB guys, then it would be quite easy for the right guys.

Deja vu all over again (1)

peacefinder (469349) | more than 7 years ago | (#17864996)

"Bring it on."

Didn't work out so well for the last public figure to say that. I wonder if Bill will do better?

Ob. answer ... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 7 years ago | (#17873304)

"I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine."

Because only once a month would be a HUGE reduction - sort of like "I dare you to eat only ONE salted peanut ..."

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