Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Slashdot | Computer Security, The Next 50 Years:

Educating users
(Score:5, Insightful)
by reldruH (956292) on Monday May 08, @02:31AM (#15283657)
(Last Journal: Wednesday May 03, @05:24PM)
What the article is basically saying is that we have to teach people how to use their computers. >85% of all the computer problems I encounter are PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair). It's like the old saying goes, make something idiot proof and the world will make a better idiot. If people just learn how to use their computers (you shouldn't download exe's from people you don't know, a firewall is a good thing to have, ActiveX controls aren't safe and your default response shouldn't be to install them no matter what IE says) a huge number of problems would be eliminated. Like it or not, users are the biggest computer problem today. The problem shouldn't be usability, it should be user-ability.


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