And security is clearly important for the company, as it states, â€œcustomers also require absolute confidence in the management, servicing and update models provided by Windows; and demand the enterprise security built into Windows 10 â€“ the most secure operating system weâ€™ve ever built.â€
Forgive my skepticism, but I’m pretty sure that statement doesn’t amount to much. Given the history of Windows, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that Windows has never been secure, and probably never will be.
If you think malfunctioning cars is bad, wait until you see what happens when traffic lights get a BSOD. When that happens, the death rate due to self-driving cars will seem insignificant in comparison. Even people driving their cars manually will think it’s safe to drive on a green light. Now thats what I call “a whole new and disturbing meaning” to Blue Screen of Death. Any government will be all too desperate to pay ransomware developers whatever ridiculous fees they demand, since not doing so will cause more people to die. If it worked on Batman, it can work on anyone.
PS: Has anyone ever seen I, Robot? If so, you’ll probably remember when Will Smith’s character was attacked by several trucks full of rogue robots. Or, as one robot put it, “You are experiencing a car accident.” That future might not be too far away.