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Users blame Microsoft for Zotob attacks

Users eh? What a bunch
Fri Aug 19 2005, 15:03
OVER A THIRD OF BUSINESSES are blaming Microsoft for the recent Zotob outbreak, according to a poll on Thursday.

The web poll of over a thousand users found 35% of those surveyed that Microsoft was the one responsible for the Zotob panic, since it was a Windows flaw that made the worm's success possible.

20% of those asked in the poll blamed the worm on system admins for not patching sytems quick enough. Less than half of those polled actually blamed the writers of Zotob for the attacks.

As Microsoft was accused of letting its guard down, spokeswoman Kjersti Gunderson said in a company statement that "no software is 100 percent secure." She also said in the release that "responding to security vulnerabilities can be a complex, extensive and sometimes time-consuming process."

Microsoft says that it's "committed to keeping the number of security vulnerabilities that ship in its products to a minimum." µ

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