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Re: Worms versus Bots
- From: Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr.
- Date: Tue May 04 19:26:37 2004
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
However, up to 90% of the users *are* stupid:
Don Norman has argued quite eloquently that it's a technology and human
factors failure -- see, for example,
Or is it possible there are other explanations?
(reprinted from RISKS Digest).
Now, I'm not saying that it's easy to get things like this right, and
I've argued loudly against the notion that auto-patching is a sane
approach. But if we deny that there's a problem except for "stupid
people", we're not likely to find a solution.
That last sentence is the point I was trying to get to.
After all, nearly half the people here are below the average for
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