UK Parliament is Infected...

..with Conficker, apparently:

The parliamentary IT system has suffered a virus attack, joining millions of other computers that have fallen victim to the Conficker computer virus.

But astonishingly, an email sent to MPs, lords and their staff reveals that parliament's IT network seems to be completely unsecured.

But more generally, UK Parliament is obviously infected with Windows: if it started deploying other platforms with rather better security records – like GNU/Linux and Mac OS – this kind of monoculture vulnerability would be reduced.


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