Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 10:54 UTC, submitted by irbis
Bugs & Viruses "For at least a decade, the standard advice to every computer user has been to run antivirus software. But new, more commercial, more complex and stealthier types of malware have people in the industry asking: will antivirus software be effective for much longer? Among the threats they see are malware that uses the ability of the latest processors to run virtual machines that would be hidden from antivirus programs." Note: Please note that our icon contest is still running! So if you have an idea on how to rework this story's icon, read this.
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by Morin on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 14:43 UTC
Morin
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2005-12-31

The only thing that equals the average user's ignorance for the inner workings of a computer, is the ignorance for the user's mind expressed in these comments here...

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by Luis on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 17:14 in reply to "..."
Luis Member since:
2006-04-28

The only thing that equals the average user's ignorance for the inner workings of a computer, is the ignorance for the user's mind expressed in these comments here...

I've read the comments and can agree with some and disagree with others. But since you seem to know exactly how average users' mind works, could you please elaborate? I'm sure you have an interesting opinion.

Thanks.

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by Morin on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 19:54 in reply to "RE: ..."
Morin Member since:
2005-12-31

> I've read the comments and can agree with some and disagree with
> others.

Same for me.

> But since you seem to know exactly how average users' mind works,
> could you please elaborate?

I did not say so, and therefore refuse to comment on your statement, except for explaining what I actually said: Plain ignorance, as in "the user is stupid", "the user must be educated", "the user is ignorant", and not even thinking about the question *why* the users does what he/she does, is ubiquitous in this comments section.

May I add now that calling the user ignorant under these conditions is hypocritical.

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