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  • This isn’t a hacking attempt.

    No but it is the result of trying to stop hacking attempts.

    They don’t use VMs for system security.

    They do. A major reason they use them is to make ChromeOS way more secure than windows.

    Linux isn’t actually niche in the slightest

    It’s fragmented. There is no single version

    Stop talking about shit you don’t understand and learn about it instead.

    Stop being a jackass and learn to communicate in civilized fashion.

    with group policy or things like S mode you can restrict who can run what executables.

    Companies don’t run windows in S mode and every OS has group security.

    None of the “Windows is more common” stuff is actually valid in this case.

    When I learned that companies are actually letting Cloudstrike download the equivalent of KERNAL MODE code into their critical systems I was dumbfounded. Who could have possibly thought that was a good idea? This was absolutely a disaster that was just waiting to happen.

    However, if it happened on Linux, it could have been immediately bypassed.

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/systemd-Auto-Boot-Assessment


  • It’s not that Linux can’t have security problems. I still remember the very first internet virus in 1987 that traveled thru Unix machines. But Windows is the worst OS for critical systems precisely because it is the most common OS. Anything is better than windows. Linux, MacOS, or even an old IBM mainframe OS and those awful tn3270 terminals. Also, Chrome OS in particular has VMs instead of other VMs. It really is designed to be much more secure than Windows.

    It’s more like a bug in critical software that just happens to be security related.

    And so the cure is the same as the disease. Or actually worse in this case. The very fact that systems were constantly updated was itself the problem rather than the solution to the problem. How did nobody realize this was going to happen sooner or later?

    Linux had also been affected by Crowdstrike before.

    I’m guessing Crowdstrike issues a lot more Windows updates than Linux updates?


  • I got a new HVAC and smart thermostat about a week ago. After researching, I decided to hook thermostat to wifi and download app. Mostly all the app does is duplicate the same functionality that the thermostat controls have. I find it handy to have a remote control for the thermostat.

    OTOH I decided not to hook up a new washing machine to wifi and use app. It duplicated the functionality of the appliance controls also, but there was no point in having remove controls for a washing machine.

    The critical thing is that an appliance needs to be fully functional without needing to use wifi and certainly not a phone app.










  • “Fox News pundit now openly admits wanting to YET AGAIN fool people into helping billionaires get gigantic GOP tax cuts like in 2016 which was Bernie’s worst nightmare”.

    2016: PROFITS WERE INCREASED GREATLY

    SHOULD HAVE BEEN BERNIE.

    We should have had more people wanting to vote Bernie. Absolutely. Too bad you didn’t work hard enough on that.

    TO PRESERVE YOUR PRESENT PROFITS.

    Biden raised the minimum corporate tax from 0% to 15%, and skillfully did it with the votes of 2 senators who are now independents.

    2020: PROFITS WERE NOT PRESERVED.


  • There is more going on here than you think. They have put a lot of thought into this I bet. As Republicans, the Lincoln Project knows that the kind of people who like Traitorapist Trump is exactly the kind of person that this kind of thing matters. Go directly at his image. Make him small, ridiculed, and the object of derision.