Gov't Cheese...Now, Gov't Spam!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by idea_hamster, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

    idea_hamster

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    It seems that the feds have decided that the virus tracking companies just aren't cutting the mustard in getting the word out on e-mail worms, etc.

    U.S. unveils cyber warning system

    I wonder if they're going to sell their mailing list? ;)
     
  2. montecristo macrumors member

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    This is freakin' ridiculous!

    Ridiculous!

    I can't believe that the gov't actually thinks they can do a better job notifying us of viruses than our IT depts at work, or than our anti-virus alert systems at home.

    Do they have access to some confidential info that clues them in on when a virus is spreading? By they time they know, we'll know.

    But then again, maybe I am misunderstanding the situation because I use a mac.;)
     
  3. idea_hamster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    [good natured jibe at public figure]

    Or misunderestimating, as the case may be....

    [/good natured jibe at public figure]
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i don't want a federal alert every time a virus knocks down corporate networks... i want a federal holiday. i can't get my work done because of this crap, why do i need the government to email me and tell me this?

    paul
     
  5. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    how long before someone distributes a virus that makes everyone think it's from this homeland security email alert program... ?
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Homeland Security should switch over to Mac's first. They would need greater reliability, prior to entering the anti virus brigade.
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I'm glad my state doesn't have a moron senator.


    Arg, another stupid system.

    Sad, what are they gonna ask me to do "report any suspicious internet activity"

    pfft.

    Boo.
     
  8. DryManhattan macrumors newbie

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    Mere seconds, I would say . . . .
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I'd say less than that. Heck, I'd say before the program even begins, if it does.
     
  10. virividox macrumors 601

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    didnt the homeland security team like go with microsoft "because of their continued commitment to security..."

    if the people who run that that org can make a choice like that...well we are in big big trouble
     
  11. idea_hamster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, according to the U.S. Postal Service's 5-Year Strategic Plan, in 2001:

    "It committed to streamlining operations, attracting new revenue by adding value to its core products, and motivating and empowering employees to meet the coming challenges within a performance-based culture."

    After all, isn't it the thought that counts? Oh, wait -- with security, mabye it's more about performance.
     
  12. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Else they'd have to e-mail the alerts to themselves too...;) :p
     

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