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    Default McAfee looks to combat vehicle viruses

    This has me so speechless all I can say is...Read here; McAfee looks to combat vehicle viruses | Cutting Edge - CNET News
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    Default Re: McAfee looks to combat vehicle viruses

    On 05/18/2013 09:36 PM, Jonathan R wrote:
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    > This has me so speechless all I can say is...


    i guess it means some vehicle makers are using Windows?
    is that possible?

    are any of them that stupid?

    hmmmmm, well i do know the US Navy put some of Bill's Best in a
    combat ship that went "dead in the water" and, as far as i know the
    Navy learned THAT lesson (don't put a game system in work place)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_%28CG-48%29

    GM, Ford and all the others may have to learn the same lesson, the
    same way--through failure...just hope it is not your family driving
    when the game is tilted.

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    Yes, some manufacturers (Ford and others) use Microsoft. Yes, they really are that stupid.
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    Default Re: McAfee looks to combat vehicle viruses

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    i guess it means some vehicle makers are using Windows?
    is that possible?
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    > Yes, some manufacturers (Ford and others) use Microsoft. Yes, they
    > really are that stupid.


    As I recall the Ford system was widely panned and responsible for a decrease
    in Consumer Reports reliability ratings for the afflicted models. FWIW the
    international space station was recently infected by a laptop running XPSP3.


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    Ha, a client of mine has a Ford Escape with MS Sync and he has been back to the dealer a bunch of times to get updates and a couple times he has to pull over to the curb and shut off and re-start the car to get things to work right.
    He told me the updates to the Sync system take a couple hours each and he has to leave the vehicle at the dealer for 1/2 day at least.
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    Are we going to get to a point where we pick a vehicle to purchase based on the potential it has to get a virus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anika200 View Post
    Are we going to get to a point where we pick a vehicle to purchase based on the potential it has to get a virus?
    Interesting question indeed.

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    > international space station was recently infected by a laptop running XPSP3.

    sad!

    sad because it is SO easy to have a reliable AND secure system.

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