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Comment: Re:Mnesia is unstable on Ubuntu 10.04 (Score 1) 63

by Mattias (#34497918) Attached to: Erlang and OTP in Action

Just a warning for anyone thinking of picking up Erlang programming. The Mnesia database is unstable under 10.04 -- so unstable that it loses the entire database every few restarts of an application.

Do you have any references for this? I have used Mnesia on Ubuntu 10.04 and I haven't lost any data yet. However, I am about to use this combination on a mission-critical system so I really need to know if there is a problem.

Comment: The AIDS Trojan already tried this trick (Score 2, Informative) 488

by Mattias (#12623205) Attached to: Virus Hold Computer Files 'Hostage' for $200
The encrypt-files-and-demand-ransom-trick has been tried before by criminals in 1989. A company sent out disks with software containing a trojan that encrypted the harddisk and then demanded money to decrypt it.

http://www.claws-and-paws.com/virus/papers/history -of-computer-viruses.html#C05

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