Microsoft's Tough Friday: Software Giant Battles Hackers, Malware, And A Cloud Outage
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:06 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:07 PM
A malware was found on some computer systems for Mac base on Java. So the malware probably came from some infected Mac or a website for the Iphone but it did not disclosure the time of infection. So it could have been before Apple discover and patch the vulnerability.
Let me know when something worth reading happens. In the mean time take two aspirin and call me in the morning.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:18 PM
Nothing to talk about here... Just keep trolling!!!
Jazzy007, you've got to be kidding me! Somehow I don't think you'd be so blase, or such a wise ass, about the outage if you were one of those who found they couldn't access their data because of it.
Grow up kid....
Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:03 PM
You are so right. Several, very high profile, crashes are needed--maybe at the level of Microsoft, Apple, GM, Procter & Gamble, etc. before people will realize that it is hardly the "savior" being marketed.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:19 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:37 PM
First, Microsoft is the worst for cloud storage/computing. So, this is anecdotal at best. Second, prior to "the cloud", people have had computer problems for years. Hard drives go bad. A/C units go bad. Cooling fans wear down. Etc... The difference is, when these types of things happened, it never made the news. So, the only real difference with cloud snafus is it makes the news. It doesn't mean it is somehow happening more frequently than computer problems before "the cloud".
Claiming that this anecdotal article (or any other article) somehow shows that utilizing the cloud is a bad idea shows ignorance. Unless you're Amish and think that computers themselves are a bad idea, your comment could be applied to computing itself.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:21 PM
I hope an alien breaks through the defense line, that no one is apparently intelligent enough to just look up with night vision goggles & realize exists, and hits him with a bolt of supercharged plasma wrapped in an unstable frequency field that completely destroys every sub-atomic particle he's made of.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:36 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:41 PM
Microsoft is still king and actually if it were not for Bill gates Steve Jobs and Apple would be gone in the past. Btw, Bill Gates is no longer the CEO of Microsoft. Apple products are poor at best and their browser is the worst for the internet. Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 Professional beat Apple regardless of media twists and hype, and they know it. You need to get some serious counseling. The world IS overpopulated because too many illegitimate babies are being born, and you know that to. Also you cannot call anything murder until you can prove them guilty in a court of law. Finally, the world has always had humans in it, not perfect, and that includes you and I. Take care.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:02 AM
These comments needs to be seen in context: Even if one of the niche market computer companies (including Apple) imploded, it would have little effect overall. Microsoft on the other hand, only has to hiccup and the effects are known worldwide.
It's like the travel accident figures: someone gets killed every hour on the road - and it rarely makes the news. A plane crash on the other hand ......
Does that make flying unsafe?
Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:05 AM
My second quote was from BIGELLOWagui
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:12 AM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:06 AM
Totally agree. I work on the cloud(s) all day. The performance and reliability from both of our software vendors leaves a lot to be desired. So much so that I save a lot of documents and schedules locally where I know I can find them.
The idea of having personal documents on iCloud, Azure or SkyDrive rather than on my own backed up hard drives just gives me the creeps.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:20 AM
Let's let the market decide which operating systems and browsers are preferable. For me, Microsoft's products have merit, but especially in this last wave of releases leave much to be desired.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:20 PM
How's that cloud stuff working for you? I wonder how many times it will have to be proven that cloud services is a joke and a security nightmare. How many of these big tech giants can't keep stuff secure. Yet we still carry on with moving everything to the cloud. That cloud is a big storm cloud.
Totally agree. I work on the cloud(s) all day. The performance and reliability from both of our software vendors leaves a lot to be desired. So much so that I save a, lot of documents and schedules locally where I know I can find them. The idea of having personal documents on iCloud, Azure or SkyDrive rather than on my own backed up hard drives just gives me the creeps.
Cloud computing and storage has always made me nervous. There have been times when in-house Intranet server computing and storage has made me nervous, especially in cases where I was not allowed to back up my data and carry it off-site or even save it to my workstation. I have experienced Intranet systems crashes that resulted in data loss and hours of production loss, so for large enterprises I'm not sure reliability of one trumps the other. For me it's more of a security issue. I would like to believe, especially with the level that hacking has gone these days, that my home system is significantly more secure then any major enterprise, if for no other reason then I'm a pretty small target compared to Microsoft, Apple, FBI, or other major target.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:28 PM
Call me old-fashioned, but I just can't wrap my head around the idea of storing my files on someone else's system
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:37 PM
I diabled Java on my computers years ago. It is not essential for the internet.