Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Some people get locked down computers, most don't.

There was a time when I would have been against locked devices but after meeting someone who could not resist installing random crap I've changed my mind. This guy had a magical touch when it came to malware and could transform his desktop into a Russian server within minutes. I gave him all kinds of safe computing advice to which he would promptly ignore.

He needed to be locked into MS Office, a browser and an mp3 player. Installing software was not just a risk to him but anyone else who exchanged files with him.

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