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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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Bill Gates Begs To Be Cracked On Vista

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  • Or script kiddies making MP3 files, whispering into their microphones "Start...Settings...Control Panel...Administrative Tools.... .Net Runtime....Stop
    • by Otter (3800)
      *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?

      • 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-
  • by ryanr (30917) *
    If you use the same standards as the MoAB guys, then it would be quite easy for the right guys.
  • "Bring it on."

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