[OT] Re: Outhouse Text Setting

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Tue Aug 6 14:58:00 2002

"Common Sense"?!?
That would imply that anyone, even without current expertise, should be
able to figure out how to use it safely.

It IS possible to use Outhouse (aka MICROSOFT Virus Transfer Protocol)
with reasonable safety. But what it requires is not "common sense", but a
reasonable understanding of the problems involved, and of the design
failings of MICROS~1 products.

Somebody that I know who is computer clueless, thought that the "Preview
Pane" was a Microsoft SECURITY feature! She assumed that it was like a
door peephole, and provided a way to SAFELY see what was in an attachment
in isolation! I removed 30 copies of Klez from her machine.

Was that a lack of "common sense"? NO. It was an assumption that MICROS~1
had "reasonable" security designed into their products. You would have to
know something about MICROS~1 for that to be a lack of "common sense".

Grumpy Ol' Fred        cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Tue Aug 06 2002 - 14:58:00 BST

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