Can Windows kill the Internet?

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Tue, Jul 20th, 2010 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

"I've long thought that someday Windows' security problems could foul up the Internet for everyone," writes ComputerWorld's cyber-cynic Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. "That day may be arriving".

"It's not just me being paranoid about Windows," notes Steve. "It's the ISC (Internet Storm Center), the group that tracks the overall health of the Internet. They're wondering whether the newly discovered 'LNK' exploit might be used to slam the brakes on the Internet's high-speed traffic".

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