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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

Well, some might say that this highlights a very good reason not to Buy CD's? But that would be somewhat cheeky?  ;-)

In an interesting aside to this though that I read today in PC Pro is the comment about the people and their PC's that have been effected by this must surely be running Anti-Virus in some flavour or other? And it's more than likely this was the case that 80 - 90% of these people were running a fairly up to date Virus Definition File? And if this was the case - how come the AV Protection allowed the RootKit to be installed without at least flagging a warning of some kind? or did all of the users actually just figure that this was just part of the normal process to running a Music CD?

I mean the really scarry part of this was that the Author (Stewart Mitchell) was clearly trying to highlight the point that AV is supposed to stop the Nasties getting on to your PC in the first place - so are we all thinking we are safe and smug while there is this huge potential risk? I would have thought that most AV's would warn or stop a RootKit install??

Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 9:12 PM IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , Security | Back to top

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