What do you think of this darn Ransom ware that's hitting innocent people? No way to prevent it.


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Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

You're right, Rooster. Law enforcement gets very difficult on the Web. But Wat is right, too. Education would help but there's no cure for stupidity.

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Yep !
Walt O'Reagun
Walt O'Reagun commented
Schools that still have "Home Econ" classes should include internet awareness ... as well as having it in their "Computer Tech" classes.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
It would have to help. The difficulty is getting people -- and this applies to both old and young -- to understand the nature of the beasties that are lurking in the wild. So many people seem to think it can't happen to them.
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Walt O'Reagun answered

Sure there's a way to prevent it ... Don't open any attachment, unless you are 100% positive it's safe. 

Our IT department had to "scrub" a virus from the hospital computers a few months ago, because somebody was reading their personal email at work and opened an attachment from an advertisement.  It took a week to get it out of all the "nooks and crannies" in the network - and we're a small hospital.

Or somebody falls for the "warning" about a virus, when they are browsing online and clicks on the link to "clean" their system.

It's all about education.

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