[Dshield] Users don't pay attention

Aaron Lewis aaron at adldatacomm.net
Fri Aug 19 02:04:45 GMT 2005

Do the work and send them a bill. Eventually they'll catch on. I think MS
had done more than their share to make it easy and automated to keep a
system up to date. What else can they do. As IT staff all we can do is
explain the risks and move on. If they choose to ignore us then they suffer.


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> I think fighting these exploits is impossible. As soon as I
> read about
> this latest Plug and Play exploit I emailed ten small
> companies and end
> users that I knew were running Windows 2000 and told them
> where to get
> the patch and how to configure their routers and Zone Alarm
> firewalls.
> This was a week ago and so far only one person has done
> anything. They
> are starting to call me one by one asking for help now that they have
> been had.
> What are we going to do? Most Windows users don't want to
> know anything
> about computers. They won't even turn on the automatic updates or
> install patches when they are warned by someone they should
> trust. I ask
> them why? And they say "I don't know how". I say look I told
> you in the
> email and it is all spelled out on the Microsoft web page. I really
> think it is a loosing battle!
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