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From: full-disclosure at illuminated.nl (Aschwin Wesselius)
Subject: Super Worm

Bart.Lansing@...ls.com wrote:

>
> "...without those dimwits..." "...stupidity of end users..."
>
> sheesh....ok...show of hands please; how many of us systems wizards 
> can do the jobs the "dimwits" are doing?  You infosec guys at 
> hospitals...do any heart transplants lately?  Infosec guy at 
> investment bank...you structure any billion dollar mergers last week? 
>  No?  Well what not??  Are you some kind of dimwit?? Are you stupid???

Hi, I could as well comment on that in a more subtile way maybe.

People can be intelligent and still be dumb or stupid. When people are 
keen enough to structure billion dollar mergers, why aren't they smart 
enough to listen why they should bother about the risk of information to 
be stolen?

When you inform people in very precise and understandable instructions 
and they totally ignore you, because they think what you do is some sort 
of majic, I would call those people stupid or dumb. Because when 
something happens and their files are missing or being snooped through 
MSN or e-mail or wa'effah, they point at you whilst THEY could have 
known if they'd listened.

Ignorance is denial of something told or existing, so that is plain 
stupidity. It makes life easier for themselves and in the meanwhile 
harder for others.

Yes, I admit I can't safe lives by transplanting hearts or any vital 
organ and I'm glad those people are out there too. When they would tell 
me to swallow pills, take some shots or eat more healthy to lengthen my 
life, I will........... If somebody would structure my savings of 
billions (wich I don't have, sorry for that), and they tell me to invest 
it in something stable and with some guaranteed percentage so I will 
profit more from their advice, I will............

So, why won't those kind of people take some easy hints, some minor 
advisories wich could make both lifes some more enjoyful?

It is not about who's the dimwit, it is if we would listen instead of 
ignoring. If we would make some effort to avoid trouble in others lifes 
and ours. If we would cooperate instead of anoying the shit out of 
eachother just for the sake of it.

Kind regards,

Aschwin Wesselius


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