OK now it is my turn to post a non-Ferrari topic. I hate Microsoft and would love to see the industry change. Here is proof that it sucks. This in an e-mail to me today:
Subject: Massive Internet-wide Worm Attack Alert
Dear Valued Customer,
In the past 12/24 hours, the Internet has experienced a massive attack by a worm hitting hundreds of data centers and trying to exploit a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 vulnerability. Even though none of our servers is exploitable, the traffic and packets caused by this worm has still caused long downtimes to all of the networks on which our servers are connected to. Some servers have been back up within 2-4 hours, others are still slowly coming back to normal.
None of our servers have been compromised or have experienced any data loss at all, as we are running RedHat Linux as the operating system, not Windows.
This was not a hit onto IMHosted servers only, however against the entire Internet and its backbones. Several major websites, including Yahoo, EBay and CNN have experienced serious outages this past night and early morning.