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All the malware that's fit to print

All the malware that's fit to print

Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:33 UTC (Thu) by realnc (guest, #60393)
Parent article: All the malware that's fit to print

The problem has nothing to do with the technicalities, but rather with the carelessness of the user. If you see a totally out of context message on a website telling you to "click here to clean your system", and you click, then with all due respect you're too stupid to use a computer :P


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All the malware that's fit to print

Posted Sep 24, 2009 12:23 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

We get this kind of thing a lot at work. The problem is that they don't know it's the website doing it; so far as the user is concerned a popup has just appeared, which happens all the time (Windows applications seem to have a particular tendency to pop up dialog boxes frequently).

Most users can't tell the difference between a window and an image of a window, even if they have different visual styles. Many users don't (and apparently can't) understand the *concept* of a window, but they still need to be able to use the machine to do their job.

All the malware that's fit to print

Posted Sep 24, 2009 13:44 UTC (Thu) by basdebakker (guest, #60977) [Link]

I like to think I know a lot about computers, but every time Firefox asks for my master password, I wonder whether it's really Firefox or a Javascript dialog from the web page (or one of the web pages) I'm visiting. How do I tell?


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