Thursday, February 12, 2004

Another Windows Opening, Channel 6, Film at 11

The local CBS TV affiliate,WLNS, asked to interview someone about the ANS vulnerability for which Microsoft released a patch this week

The reporter came to the MSU Computer Store (with a chief videographer I happened to know) and we did a brief interview on the new vulnerability and on the importance of running Windows Update frequently.

Here's the coverage as streamed by WLNS.

From talking to students and others in town, I'm convinced that folks now think of Microsoft as the little boy who cried wolf. Never mind that Blaster, Welchia, MyDoom, and others of their ilk really have caused significant damage.

One student was quoted in the MSU student newspaper saying that her computer had two viruses so she just uses the university-provided microlabs. No hint that maybe she ought to get the computer disinfected and run up-to-date anti-virus software. Sigh...

Pretty brief interview; hope someone ran Windows Update after seeing it!