I have a boring life...
I should be so lucky. Currently, my life is far to 'interesting' ( in the classical sense of 'may you live in interesting times' ).
As an aside - concerning the comments "this has already been posted on rootprompt, yadda, yadda, yadda!", speaking for myself, the only reason that I now know about rootprompt is because the previous articles were posted here at kuro5hin.
As for security issues in general, the problem is the mind set of people.
This is not simple the general public ( as per the recent problems with 'ILoveYou' ), but it's also a common problem amongst many IT proffesionals.
Stop and think about this for a second. The average senior IT manager in the commercial sector would be in their late fourties/early fifties. They have considerable experience with setting up and running large systems, but most of them are new to the Internet.
One of the consequences of this is that many of them don't see the need to upgrade/install security patches as they become available. Likewise, they don't see the need to keep abreast of the latest exploit reports or to proactively monitor their systems for trouble.
The result of this is that intrusions will often occur without being detected for long periods of time ( in fact, up to several years, as in the case of this series of articles ).
In this regard, a fundemental shift in perspective is required when you connect to the Internet. This is not only true of the general public. It's also true of those of us who are supposed to maintain and run these systems.
You might be strangling my chicken, but you don't want to know what I'm doing to your hampster.
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