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Re: MS is vulnerable

  • From: E.B. Dreger
  • Date: Sun Feb 01 20:16:34 2004

> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 09:26:05 -0500 (EST)
> From: [email protected]

> This is because your mom doesn't want to have to hire a
> technical consultant to manage her IT infrastructure when all
> she wants to do is get email pictures of her grandkids.


1. Even so-called "easy" systems are often too complex for

2. When insecure software is exploited, $non_technical_person
   must hire a technical consultant anyway to backup data,
   reinstall the OS, and restore the data.

Windows can boot to safe mode.  Would an "admin mode" be that
much more difficult?  Just don't allow switches to admin mode to
be automated by software...

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