The Microsoft cyber attack | DW Documentary

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In May 2017, hundreds of thousands of computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems were disabled by the WannaCry cyber attack. How could a …

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  1. Windows = software imperialism!

  2. DW has come a long way in my mind from its former incarnation of simply being a NATO propaganda organ…

  3. Microsoft sux just plain and simple. I would love to see an audit of the mayors phone records before and after he became mayor. That whole situation doesn't pass the sniff test IMO.

  4. Germany can develop it's own O/S using open source software as should all of Europe and the world for official govt work, there is stuff like Office Libre etc for the rest, unless you need all the bells and whistles writing emails, documents, presentations, accounts does not need windows

  5. 41:10 – this retard should become a meme.

  6. Using a platform that is part of Google is much more secure – but discrediting US companies, on the other side, which is represented by this bias documentary, would be the result?? I am also no advocate for shady practises, but condemn MS wholesale, before analysing and being informed of security threads that obviously come with new software (even open source), once they are the golden standard, is totally ignored here, isn't it? Third-party firewalls usually prevent software from spying and logging. They fall for so-called open source software, which hackers or crackers are fully aware of for long – not everyone in that community is there to close leaks or bugs.Those individuals only need their opportunity, take their chance (when the common population uses particular OSes). Why shall we have a security app installed on Android devices then? It is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire, or vice versa, it is not getting better at least, maybe initially apparently more cost-effective.

  7. 200€ (at least) per machine per year in the whole european public sector + induced in private sector. Can we afford to give up such strategic industrial sector and be just a market for american software (running in asian hardware,btw)?

  8. GNU/ Linux. Linux is just a kernel. Give some credit to Richard Stallman. I also highly encourage to read Richard essays after this video. Those are real eyes opener.

  9. It's very thought provoking, thanks DW!

  10. Again a good work by DW. You guys are always out of the comfort zones. That is what we like about DW documentaries. Deep and meaningful.

  11. Last time I checked Microsoft is a private company

  12. A classic European country whining

  13. Was the people who made this film have stock in apple?

  14. Eventhough i don't like microsoft, you should ask when the respective it administrators of those companies applied microsoft security patches. If the security updates were done timely, they wouldn't have had such big problems. The idea is applying updates timely not blaming the system. This is same for linux or osc or any other os.

  15. Stupid people. I have been using only Linux (various flavours) since 1992. I have had 4 computer crashes since then – either hard drive or burnt out my CPU… Never had problems with any software, codecs, malware, spyware, or virusses. Longest uptime on a desktop was just over 3 years and 8 months – then I had to switch it off as I was moving…. Try that with MicroS@#$%^

  16. the fact of proprietary software being used on government-subsidized training courses for unemployed people is very concerning as well, and having software-libre almost totally ignored there

  17. This is a great and much needed film. I'd like to stress that's first and foremost it isn't just a technical choice about the safest system. It's a basic question of either:
    (a) we have closed systems with closed/proprietary file formats and predefined datacenters that lock us in certain software and locks many of us out of taking a part in shaping our world in digital age, or
    (b) we require (and really push) fully open and non-proprietary standards (and as long as Microsoft avoids fully supporting them and misuses their monopoly we in our governments strongly avoid Microsoft products).

    If we go for 100% open and free to access standards (e.g. ODF for office documents) we could use whatever operating system and whatever office suite that chooses to support open standards, and switch our office suite or operating system back and forth at any time we want without worrying about compatibility. That's how competition in a digital age should work. And that's how we could avoid unsafe software — by having a real choice at our fingertips 27/7. There is simply no real competition in office world while we use proprietary formats e.g. docx and xlsx inside governing bodies and in connection with people. If Microsoft thinks that MS Office can't compete with something like LibreOffice when using the same open format, that's bad for Microsoft, but people shouldn't suffer because of that from a vendor lock-in and proprietary formats silently pushed upon them.

    And there is absolutely no excuse for governmental bodies and ignorant officials to provide, require, or prefer documents/information in proprietary formats, therefore implying the software citizens must use and companies citizens musts pay to. That's wrong, undemocratic, and must be ended. What if someone with a bright idea on how to solve some of our big issues and improve or even save our lives cannot afford products of a monopolist? Should this person be just left out as we are mostly doing right now? Or should governments step in and do everything to hear every voice in this new age when for the first time it seems so possible?

  18. There is a "half way" between Windows and an open source system, it's called Owncloud. It suits the described requirements and can be accessed via a browser very simply. The files can also be downloaded and accessed in Openoffice/Libre office.
    You then have the existing Microsoft systems AND the cloud which you manage. When it comes time to re-negotiate contracts your demands have changed and you suddenly find yourself in a much better position as the systems only need basic web access. Thin clients are quite suitable as well.

    It also must be said that Windows 10 leaks a lot of data and even Enterprise versions cannot shut it off fully. This IS a security risk, however effective IT management can block this at the network level.

  19. The monopoly of MS can be a problem for many reasons but just because the source code isn't available it doesn't mean it's less secure or less reliable. Also, wannacry is a very bad example as it attacked only machines running old software already out of support or deliberately not updated. I get the intention of this documentary and I couldn't agree more, however it was badly executed. Please consult with more experts before releasing such a documentary, as this is an important topic so we need to make sure we use the right arguments.

  20. Andrus Ansip (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈɑndrus ˈɑnʲˑsʲip]; born 1 October 1956) is an Estonian politician, the current European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission, in office since 2014. Previously, he was Prime Minister of Estonia from 2005 to 2014 and chairman of the liberal Estonian Reform Party (Estonian: Reformierakond) from 2004 to 2014.

    Before his entry into politics Ansip trained as a chemist, before working in banking and business. He entered Parliament in 2004, quickly becoming Minister of Economic Affairs, and subsequently Prime Minister in April 2005. On 1 November 2014, he was appointed to the European Commission.
    Do you really believe this person? EU – hire more apparatchiks from the former soviet republics !!! Can you hear him and see his "style"?

  21. BRAVO !!! How about corruption? Check these administrators Bermuda accounts…

  22. governments love wasting money…

  23. microsoft does give the source code to governments maybe not all government agencies of a country but they do let governments inspect it…
    but of course microsoft doesnt let them compile it so whats the point of having the source code if you cant compile it yourself
    but still that was a kinda misleading thing they brought up multiple times..

  24. Nice…opens the article with a ransomware that could've been avoided if people followed the inctructed procedures (you know, update their systems…)

  25. That error sound is unsettling…

  26. 4:01 "every IT specialist can understand this source code". You're an incompetent journalist. It's like saying "Every doctor knows the ins and outs of the human brain." You don't go to an ass doctor, to complain about your headache, now do you? You pissed me off just 4 minutes into what seemed like a nice documentary.

  27. It was a government scam they have to have a bank to claim the Bitcoin

  28. a question multiple times used by directors and administrators: "what can we do?" well, since you don't know, don't care or gain something by not doing/knowing anything, you can start by firing your self!

  29. Gibts das auf deutsch?

  30. It seems like such a logical step to take to make the public software free and open. Anyone who wants to stick to microsoft is either on their payroll, hates IT and doesn't want to bother with learning something new, or doesn't understand the technical implications of the issue.

  31. Now I understand why my dad calls them 'Microshaft'!

  32. So what?
    BMW does the same exact thing.
    Drug companies do the same thing.
    What company pours millions in developing product only to just give away the secrets and expect to not have it be copied?
    I don't get where DW is coming from.

  33. the animations here are comical. SPerm if infecting our pc i guess.

  34. The vast majority of people outside of the IT industry rarely think that this is important. Choosing to us IT services/softwares for them is like choosing which brand of clothes to wear. They seem to underestimate the fact that in the list of Forbes top 10 most powerful people in the world, aligning with head of states and the pope are CEOs of IT companies.

  35. Microsoft overcharges if they choose to do an open biding, that's what it says around 16:00? Thats extortion lol.

  36. Brilliant documentary, thank you for making this. I really think people should be more aware of the situation as it's quite an important thing. Currently all decisions seem to be made behind closed doors, that's wrong for organizations like governments.

  37. I think this is a really great production. You explained the Problems well and i'll recommend it to friends and family. However, one thing really bugs me: You didn't explain the difference between free (as in freedom) and open source software. Open source is often used by corporations to look like they care while still maintaining restrictive and anti-competitive practices. In fact, the GNU operating system with the gpl license got free software where it is now. "Open source" is good, but it's not good enough for public affairs and joined operations. Free software is under assault by corporations who try to just buy their right to violiate the license.

  38. I don't agree with the monopoly description.
    Make something better than Microsoft's Active Directory and then you will be able to compete

  39. If you would like NSA to look over you shoulder choose Windows.

  40. Awesome documentary, keep it up!

  41. With proprietary software like Windows, there is no real security and privacy. Microsoft has access to everything on your computer. There is a reason why Windows is the most insecure OS known to man, and with Windows 10, its taken to the next level. Everyone using Windows are sitting ducks even if you have Antivirus installed, the Antivirus itself is a proprietary software therefore cannot offer real security and privacy, any Antivirus Corporation can easily turn their Antivirus into a backdoor with small update and you will never know. They all can easily do this because the source code is a secret therefore cannot be audited by anyone. Going fully open source is the only solution if you want real security and privacy.

  42. This is a fantastic documentary. Absolutely superb journalism here, an increasingly rare sight in these times.

  43. and how many of you are still using Windows? I use Ubuntu and use Libre Office. Very stable and reliable. I also have no problems with viruses or malware. My system just updated to the latest version, guess how much it cost. That's right, zero.

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