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Sunday, August 22, 2004

Iconic Munch Painting Stolen from Museum in Norway. Edvard Munch's paintings "The Scream" and "Madonna" were stolen from an art museum Sunday while armed men threatened the staff at gunpoint. By By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. [The New York Times > Home Page]

Scream stolen from Norway museum. Armed robbers grab the iconic Edvard Munch painting The Scream in front of stunned visitors at an Oslo museum. [BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition]

Oh, My God! They stole The Scream!

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Crazy People

Here are the recomendations to keep Windows XP secure...

1) Install Windows XP Service Pack 2.
2) Get a good anti-virus program.
3) Get a good two-way firewall on every machine.
4) Get a hardware-based firewall or NAT at point of network entry.
5) Turn on automatic updating.
6) Run the latest email and Web clients.
7) Visit www.microsoft.com/security regularly.
8) Run at least one good anti-spyware program like Adaware or Webroot's Spy Sweeper or Spyware Blaster.
9) If you visit high-risk Websites, turn off ActiveX and scripting in your browser.
10) Don't run in administrator mode.
11) Keep an install partition on each of your machines.
Update: Chris Coulter says that an even better thing to do is to get a second hard drive and put an image of the first drive on the second (he recommends Norton Ghost). If something happens to the first drive, you can build a new image off of the second drive and be back up and running within minutes.
12) Don't allow anonymous users on your wireless network.
13) Use better passwords.
14) Backup your data regularly.
Anyway, my whole thing is to treat your computers like you treat valuable jewelry. Put up multiple security barriers. This is true, by the way, whether you are on a Mac or Linux too. All the above except for loading XPSP2 apply to you too. Just because the criminals aren't attacking your systems right now doesn't mean they won't in the future. That's like saying "well, if I hide my jewelry in a box at the North Pole the criminals aren't going to take the time to go there." That might be true, but is that really a good way to approach the world?

How crazy is this? In my home I only use the security that came with Mac OS X, I haven't had an incident in all my years using it. Is it possible I'll run into problems? Yes. Is it reasonable to require a 12 point list with heavy expense to secure a computer? No, it isn't. Microsoft is still blotching the security job for its clients and its mouthpieces should be ashamed of justifying the company because of the paycheck... shame, shame, shame. Get a Mac don't do anything about security, use it for a year... Then, come back and justify this.
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