On Samstag, 13. Mai 2017 19:41:30 Aaron B wrote:
Sorry for replying personally last time; I forget that
that when doing e-mail stuff.
On 05/13/2017 04:58 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On 2017-05-13 14:32, Aaron B wrote:
>> On 05/13/2017 03:08 AM, Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
>>> Dear Richard, dear openSuSE Community,
>>> thanks for informing us about it.
>>> In the face of the largest ransomware attack, the world has seen
>>> until today,
>>> hospitals-cyber-attack-nhs-live-updates (Thanks to the NSA for
>>> that), doesn't this implies, that major authentication
>>> infrastructure of openSUSE still bases on pityful Windows systems
>>> or is this just a coincidence?
>> What does NHS have to do with openSUSE?
>> The problems at Micro Focus (MF) are not related to NHS
>> specifically or ransomware in general.
How can you know?
The NHS isn't related to the Deutsche Bahn, but both are affected.
The link was just an example of what I'm referring to...
doesn't really answer Hans question.
Fair enough; Hans' question asks "doesn't this implies that major
authentication infrastructure of openSUSE still bases on pitiful Windows
systems or is this just a coincidence?"
It seems obvious to me that nothing is implied by the Guardian's report
on one organization and an event at a completely different type at a
completely different organization. Just because ransomware impacts
somebody somewhere does not mean that any other system anywhere else is
related just because it happened within a day or two of the first event.
The stretching of logic required to reach that conclusion baffles me;
the logical fallacy involved is this one:
Sure, my words might be phrased too harsh, but just at the _same_ time, where
the world was hit by this attack, the MF authentication system is taken
offline (which happened never before, I'm attending SuSE since 1997..).
ransomware attack was random, so it was not an attack on NHS or
on anybody specifically.
Random, sure, meaning this decreases the probability that events X and Y
are related. There's no more reason to draw the conclusion that these
two are related than to believe my friend's Mac workstation, which
crashed today (hard drive failure), is also related. Even if it had
been a windows box, there would be no reason to draw that conclusion.
Well, authentication systems are designed with maximum security, redundancy
and worst case scenarios in mind, hence I was little troubled about this
drastic move of taking it offline.
The full story might never revealed to the public anyway.
In THAT sense, my question was rather silly.
Beg my pardon, everybody please..
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