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Re: [vox] Re: New virus?

On the 19th day of August, Bill Kendrick said to me:

> obviously the true villians are whoever wrote these stupid viruses and
> worms

I disagree. The problem lies in the fact that the worlds most used email 
client, web browser and OS have such a poor security model. I liken it to 
a hotel which has saved money by using the same key/lock for every room. 

The virus is lke the curious guest who tries his key in somoene else's 
door and finds that it works. Sure, they're behaving in a less than good 
way, but wouldn't you be a little miffed at the hotel? Wouldn't you be a 
little more so when you asked them about it and flat out denied it?

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