Blame Bill Gates for ILOVEYOU

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 23:14:45 MDT

Quoted from "Cooper's Corner" on in an article entitled "Who's to
Blame for ILOVEYOU" at

Blame Bill Gates

Linux and Mac users are happily immune to the ill effects of ILOVEYOU, which
depends upon the Windows Scripting Host to get launched once it's triggered
on the user's computer.

And that's where Microsoft needs to belly up to the table.

It's been more than a year since ExplorZip should have sent a wake-up call
to Microsoft, about the dangers of Visual Basic scripts running in e-mail.

The silence from Redmond has been deafening.

Microsoft has always been about features, features, features. But in its mad
rush to throw everything into its products but the kitchen sink, the company
has given security criminally short shrift.

Harvey Newstrom <>
IBM Certified Senior Security Consultant,  Legal Hacker, Engineer, Research
Scientist, Author.

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