If Microsoft delivers a 170MB update to its customers based on more than two months of feedback from enterprise customers and hardware partners, it is a sign of incompetence.
If Apple delivers more than 700MB of updates in the same period of time based on complaints from its customers, it is awesome.
Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin got so drunk during a visit to Washington that he was spotted standing outside the White House “in his underpants”, trying to hail a taxi so that he could go out for a pizza.
The embarrassing detail about the extent of Yeltsin’s drinking habits have been revealed by Bill Clinton in an oral history of his presidency — based on 79 taped interviews with historian Taylor Branch during his late-night visits to White House, The Times reported.
The worm’s payload is rather vicious - after compromising the affected machine, it joins the machine to a botnet and locks users out of their computer. While in the past, Dorkbot went after user credentials, this new attack uses what’s known as “ransomware.” Users are informed that their files have been encrypted, and are warned they’ll be deleted if they don’t pay $200 within 24 hours. Sophos’ Graham Cluley describes this as being like “kidnappers shooting hostages one by one, if their demands aren’t met…it’s really creepy, unpleasant behavior – and sadly becoming more common,” he says.