Re: [fw-wiz] Re: Anybody Recognize These Uploads?

From: Gwendolynn ferch Elydyr (gwen@reptiles.org)
Date: 01/03/03


From: Gwendolynn ferch Elydyr <gwen@reptiles.org>
To: "R. DuFresne" <dufresne@sysinfo.com>
Date: Fri Jan  3 19:52:02 2003

On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, R. DuFresne wrote:
> > With regards to Internet security, there's enough blame to go
> > around that it's silly to single out a single target.
>
> Yet, without 'targeting" how does one push for a *fix* to the situation as
> it now remains? Lusers will perhaps never *get it*, so, you point and
> push techie oriented folks in the hopes they can lern up and finally do
> get it. Or is there a better solution?

I happen to disagree completely with your presumption that users can never
be educated. If we don't take the time to teach them, we'll never see
desirable results. If we instead spend our time brushing them off, and/or
treating them like ignoramouses, we reap the harvest that we sew.

IMHO, if I can teach my _mother_ (not at all computer literate) to
understand basic security concepts, there's hope for the future.

cheers!
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