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Re: Worms versus Bots
> In other words: if one is stupid, one gets worm'ed or bot'ed. However, up to 90% of the users *are* stupid: http://www.silicon.com/software/security/0,39024655,39118228,00.htm Any network security scheme that fails to either (a) lower the stupidity rate or (b) deliver a system that will protect that 90% from themselves is doomed.
"There's only so much stupidity you can compensate for; there comes a point where you compensate for so much stupidity that it starts to cause problems for the people who actually think in a normal way." --Bill Dickson, digital.forest tech support Which leads to the logical conclusion:
=)We may be looking at a move back towards the WebTV appliance model (which would thrill the media conglomerates to no end).
Seriosuly though, the Internet might be a better place for it. After all, 90% of those "stupid" people just want email and HTTP.