John Borland, a reporter for CNET News.com, made the mistake of loading
some software on a Windows machine and hoping it was possible to restore
the trustworthiness of a compromised Windows machine. In the end the
CNET IT department took his computer away and re-installed a fresh
If even well-informed people do this, and can't fix their systems, what
hope is there for the typical Internet user?
: If even well-informed people do this, and can't fix their systems, what
: hope is there for the typical Internet user?
Absoultely none. Running a big eyeball network for the past year+ has
given me real insight to the end user that I didn't get at a NSP company.
Give up on end-user education already as those that want to learn will
seek out the knowledge and those that cause most of the problems don't
care and absolutely don't want to know. It ain't gonna happen...