Monday, 15 May 2017

Maker blames users for ransomware attack!

@POTUS, we're living the plot of a novel. ( #WanaCryptor #WannaCry #EternalBlue)

The plot:

For decades, closed-source software with built-in vulnerabilities was released leaving third parties to provide solutions and users blissfully ignorant.

A powerful hacking tool was stolen from a national security agency.

Criminals hatched a ransom scheme targetting users with lethal effect.

Precisely the scenario that proponents of open source sofware, where all users can inspect the code behind software they are considering, have sought for decades to obviate.

The world is watching and waiting to see how the President of the United States will act. He has the power, but what will he do?