From: Fergal Moran (fergal.moran at domain wasptech.com)
Date: Fri 20 Sep 2002 - 09:21:03 IST
> Quoting AJ McKee (aj.mckee at domain nmtbmedia.com):
> > Agreed thinking is a good idea, but one cannot account for ones
> > never used a computer before. Or ones sisters. While I have
> > sense of "right and wrong" in relation to this subject, you cannot
> > should ever expect your users to do the same.
Thinking is impossible in a corporate environment - I remember a few
years ago I was working in a large corporation when the zippedfiles.exe
virus was going around, we sent a mail to every member of staff telling
them not to run an application called zippedfiles.exe if it came to them
in an email, pointing out that it would probably come from someone they
Being the BOFH's that we were back then, we cobbled together a little
app called zippedfiles.exe that mailed back each persons username to us
if they ran it and sent it to everyone in the building. You would be
amazed at the amount of usernames mailed back to us, from high-level
management to low level grunts, even a member of the IT team.
It's like Father Dougal in the airline cockpit staring at the big red
button labelled "Do Not Touch".
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