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Re: Dumb users spread viruses

  • From: Roland Perry
  • Date: Sun Feb 08 19:50:22 2004

In article <[email protected]>, Terry Baranski <[email protected]> writes
Society as a whole could benefit from people taking more responsibility for themselves -- the Internet doesn't seem any different in this regard.
Which is fine (some would argue) as long as their irresponsibility affects only them, and not the rest of society.

As for this business of "opening" (aka executing etc) files which users have been sent. One useful first line of defence would be for client software to insist that the name of the sender be typed into a box, as some kind of confirmation that the sender was known to the user.
Roland Perry