[Novalug] Student Computer
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Fri Apr 17 17:18:29 EDT 2009
On Friday 17 April 2009 05:13:41 pm D Rider wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:21:08 +1200
> > From: Mark Smith <mark at winksmith.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Novalug] Student Computer
> > To: Dan Arico <dan_arico at aricosystems.com>
> > Cc: Novalug <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
> >if you have to use XP and it almost sounds like you have to, her
> > machine probably got botched due to her own actions (although this
> > isn't always the case).
> I might disagree with this. Might it be that she used the machine
> correctly, even relying on the campus provided security services (I
> have no idea if any are) to "protect" the network, but the protection
> was lax, and allowed her machine to be compromised? I have seen this
> myself on a few large networks; it is reported upon various media
> outlets. The machines are tools (and entertainment) for the masses
> (even for small children these days), so why belittle someone who is
> not an IT expert? Perhaps the network admins should be belittled.
This happened at Notre Dame. I don't know what the source of the virus/worm
was, but it made it through the network.
One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them,
In the land of Redmond, where the Sales Reps lie.
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