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Re: Is there anything that actually gets users to fix their computers?
http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,60613,00.html "When students first register on the network, they are required to read about peer-to-peer networks and certify that they will not share copyright files. Icarus then scans their computer, detects any worms, viruses or programs that act as a server, such as Kazaa. Students are then given instructions on how to disable offending programs." Kinda' does some of what you want done? <s> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sean Donelan" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 10:12 PM Subject: Is there anything that actually gets users to fix their computers? > > Short of turning off their network access, why won't users fix > their computers when the computer is infected or needs a patch? > > > The University of Massachusetts posted bulletins, sent an email to > all incoming students, included an alert when they connected. > Nevertheless, almost three months after Microsoft released the > critical patch and almost two months after the first Blaster worm > was released over 1,600 students failed to patched their computers. > > Eventually, the University started shutting off network access for the > students and charging $3 for the CD with the patch and $25/hour for > support to clean the student's computers. > > http://www.dailycollegian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/03/3f7cfeb12c8c2 > "Some students told the staff that they thought the University gave > their systems a virus. "By no means was this a UMass internet problem," > said Fairey. "People were probably infected before they got to campus." > One student threatened to sue OIT, arguing that the offices did not > have the right to turn off her port. "We have policies that clearly > state our right to shut off systems," mentioned Fairey. "It's not > something that we want to do. It's a nightmare." >