Linked by Alcibiades on Wed 4th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC
Windows Like a lot of people who have worked in the business, I find myself in conversations about computer security with people who are having problems or know people who have problems. I wrote this to save me from explaining the same thing over and over again to different people, and to save them the trouble of having to make notes as we talked. It was meant to be something you could give to a 'naive user' and have them be able to read and follow it more or less unaided, and while not being a complete guide, at least be something that made them more secure than before they got it.
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the worst...
by ple_mono on Wed 4th Jan 2006 20:38 UTC
ple_mono
Member since:
2005-07-26

The worst people of them all, is people like my friends - some of them never update, use the firewall or even have antivirus installed. The reason you ask?
"I never get infected", "I havent noticed anything out of the ordinary", "So what, thats my buisness". Yeah sure! People like you ARE the ones spreading the god damn things. So why isnt it my buisness too? Dont you get that??? But they never listen.

Ignorance is a bliss?

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Goat Heads
by mrgenixus on Fri 6th Jan 2006 20:42 in reply to "the worst..."
mrgenixus Member since:
2006-01-06

There is a woman who lives just off the alley we share who doesn't have time, or perhaps the desire to poison or pick the goat-head throns growing on her lawn. My father , on the other hand, religiously removes them from the alley, driveway, and periodically, from our yard. I doubt the woman down the street cares that my father does this, as she doesn't see to care where the y grow at all. Her yard is the last oupost of them anywhere, and if they were picked, no one would have to worry about them at all.

Some people fail to recognize the consequences of their own actions, and their affects on other people. Be assured that just like that woman who slipped on the sticker patch last week, they'll get the idea once it's too late. try not to waste too much hostility on them, they'll get theirs.

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