Letters To The Editor - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
Commentary
9/7/2003
11:35 AM
Commentary
Commentary
Commentary
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Ransomware: Latest Developments & How to Defend Against Them
Nov 01, 2017
Ransomware is one of the fastest growing types of malware, and new breeds that escalate quickly ar ...Read More>>

Letters To The Editor

Where's Microsoft?
InformationWeek publishes a major article on global security talking about worms, viruses, number and frequency of attacks all over the world, and doesn't mention Microsoft, the major culprit behind numerous software security flaws ("Big, Bad World," Sept. 1, p. 30).

Why does Microsoft get a free ride here? The new Windows release date was just extended again, maybe to 2006, so we have to live with Microsoft's inferior products for a long time. Why isn't Microsoft liable for major damages to world business and world economy?
Robert Morrisette
Owner, Dolphin Business Services, San Jose, Calif.



Make Spam 'Permit' List
Instead of establishing a national "do-not-spam" list as letter writer Richard Shetron suggests, I think that the right solution to fighting spam is to create a permit list, then every new mail server will have to subscribe to this list to send E-mails ("Spam Plan Would Backfire," Aug. 18, p. 6).

This has to be a group plan and the main ISPs and companies around the world have to subscribe their servers to this relay list. If a server doesn't qualify because it's open to relay or is permitting spam, then the server will be removed from the list.
Manuel Rocha
Products engineer, Codetel, a Verizon company, Santo Domingo



Useful PC Rescue Tool
I was quite impressed with the information in "Langa Letter: The Perfect Rescue Tool," (June 23). I will be building my bootable floppy as recommended for my Windows 2000-based operating system. It aids my goal of building a complete recovery CD.
Louis Selvon
Software engineer, Net Business International, Campbelltown, Australia



Correction
In "Switch To Management" (Sept. 1, p. 28), it should have said that Dell OpenManage software can manage thousands of Dell PowerConnect switches.


Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll