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Re: User Insecurity
From: "Earl Keyser" <Earl.Keyser () wayzata k12 mn us>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 11:48:45 -0600

I think you folks miss the point.

My VISA card doesn't have any bells and whistles to turn on or off -just
a PIN to remember.  My car is serviced by my mechanic. I don't know
what's under the hood except where to put washer fluid. To ask me to
make my own Visa card or tune my engine is an impossibility.  My Dad is
an MD - but he can't set the time on the VCR.

Until the whole paradigm changes, we will live in an insecure world. 
Most home users are clueless - they want to remain that way.  It's up to
our industry (PC makers, OS makers, techies and researchers to build a
better, safer mousetrap.

Railing at the "clueless lusers" is both stupid and counter-productive.

Earl Keyser, Network Specialist
Wayzata Public Schools
763-745-5105

"Unix IS user-friendly. It's just picky about who its friends are."


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