While my fellow bloggers get to enjoy surfing the newest politcal headlines, I spend my Mondays surfing security websites for the newest potential disasters
. One of the curses of my job is maintaining a company net. So I run into this description
of the weekest link in todays computing environment - the user. And realized that it exactly describes my typical problems, people with no clue and people trusting "trusted sources". My last two incidents were someone brining a floppy from home (his floppy drive promptly "malfunctioned", and I never remember to order him a new one); and someone opening a ".jpg" with "babypics", supposedly from a friend. You can switch everyone to Mozilla, and make IE disappear from their desktop. You can check the expiration dates of their automated virus updates on a weekly basis. But you cannot force them to use common sence.