Originally Posted by joedaman633
9 times out of 10, the user is the reason for the virus anyway to be fair. An Anti-Virus can only do so much if you ignore every warning and gives and download/run a file that's malicious!
I wish more people understood this. I got into a conversation that almost turned into an altercation because the other person was not getting the point. People watch to many movies and TV shows. I was answering the users question, and that was about how to keep "hackers" out of their system. As has been stated here, the Windows firewall will do well for most people, and breaking into computers does not work the way that they show on TV. Despite that, the user still wanted to know about several computers on a network. It just does not work that way. Sorry... slight rant included in there but the point remains quite solid. I do not look down on people who do not understand. But I am going to get upset after I must repeat the same thing over and over in different wording, trying to figure out how to get them to understand.
It goes somthing like this, because that user was not the first user to ask...
"I want to secure my information."
"Understood, there are plenty of ways to do that. Lots of programs that will help you."
(In the last users case)
"But what if I am writting a screen play, and someone wants to steal it."
"Then you must let them in."
"But what do you recommend to keep them out."
"Do not download anything from anyone that you do not know personally."
"They can inject it right?"
"No, they cannot."
Blah blah blah. I finally cut them off because they asked the same question over and over, and I gave the same answer over and over.
"Nobody can get into your (network) without you allowing them to, and they probably would not want to if you do not publish what you are doing. But that is all I am willing to say on the subject."
They got mad, and ended the conversation.
This happened yesterday, with one of Cynthias friends. It took much longer than described above, but that is the hilight.
I am not sure how to handle people like that yet, but I come into contact with very few. It hurt Cynthias feelings because she was the one who got me into contact with that person, and they disconnected after finding out that they... might... be wrong.
Byond that, here is the point. I wish schools taught what you posted above, and even what I am posting here. I feel that it really does need to happen.
Thank you for understanding that, teach it to everyone that you know, and understand that some people cannot or will not be taught.