Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fwd: Frustrations

Oh, and (3) mail clients that insist that HTML Help files sent to help friends are 'executables' that can't be sent; and (4) email interfaces to blogs that treat your various sender accounts as though they were different people.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ernest Clayton Cordell, Jr.
Date: Sep 27, 2007 7:49 AM
Subject: Frustrations
To: blog.by.email@blogger.com

(1) Programs that crash when closed normally, but prevent you from doing anything, including shutting down the system to 'clear' them.
(2) Suddenly launched mysterious dialogues that 'steal' focus from the last form field of an application/document you are about to close.
In short, programs that are too dazzlingly brilliant for their users.

Ernie Cordell
Software Production Specialist

Monday, September 24, 2007

Hackers control PCs while users unaware

Cracker intrusion is nothing new, but this article does contain interesting commentary on the continual escalation. I hate to reduplicate the efforts of the seemingly also unaware author of the story (reference one of the 58 previous "diggs"), but this gives me an easy way to email it to my associates who might share my interest:

(Reuters) - A few weeks ago Candace Locklear's office computer quietly started sending out dozens of instant messages with photos attached that were infected with malicious software. She was sitting at her desk, with no sign...

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