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NSW's ambulance service diagnoses system virus

NSW's ambulance service has identified the computer virus that forced the
shutdown of its system responsible for
dispatching and tracking ambulances over a weekend but will not reveal which
virus did the damage.

Technicians at the ambulance service discovered the virus while performing
scanning tests in database boxes accessed by
VisiCAD -- a globally adopted computer dispatch system used by the NSW service
for 10 years.

Full Story:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/nsws-ambulance-service-diagnoses-system-virus/story-e6frgakx-1226009679349

Cheers Don...

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One would have to suspect that they don't want to reveal it because
doing so would also reveal that they must have been doing something very
silly to have been infected.

Sylvia.

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Yes, they let someone sreeze in one of their ambulances - that's how
viruses spread, you know.

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Or even "sneeze".....

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Oh, well that's human viruses. I was prepared to defer to your expertise
as to what someone sreezing in an ambulance might do to a computer system.

Sylvia.

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Depends how juicy the sneeze is and how close you sneeze to the
keyboard.

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Depends how juicy the sneeze is and how close you sneeze to the
keyboard.

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I thought Sticky Keys was already a windows feature.



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what someone sreezing in an ambulance
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Sreezing in an ambulance would obviously produce the Sinus infection, or
sinusitis which causes inflammation of the
paranasal sinuses. One of the dreaded new and deadly strain of attacks on
computer systems. :-)

I also figure that someone did something they shouldn't have and they aren't
prepared to admit it.
An illegal software install, or perhaps a USB injection from a memory stick.
Virus by injection!

Security is an easy spin answer, from a virus spin doctor.

Cheers Don...

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As long as no one wants a "cough"

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Would be worse if they got a Gough????

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That sreezing is a huge problem.

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