Delicious Irony

Posted: 2008-04-18 in General
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Excerpt from an email from the head of our IT department at work:

To ensure security of your system and the corporate network, do not open any email unless you know the individual and can trust the person or content. DO NOT open eCards or click on any website links in an any email. Even emails from known individuals can be suspect, especially if they themselves have been hacked. So make sure you are aware of the emails and websites you are accessing.

For more information on this vulnerability, please visit:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/threatcon/index.jsp

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=4274

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-021.mspx

 

In other news, India is about as much fun as I remembered it being, and the 12-hour workdays are killing me.  By the time I get back to the hotel room, all I want to do is sleep.  So I doubt I'll be online very much over the next month.  I'm drafting entries piecemeal so I may/may not have a post up about once a week, depending on my level of productivity.

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  1. kellysouth says:

    I didn't know you had to go to India. Wow. And here Chicago next month is a "big business trip" for me! LOLDon't work too hard!LOL about the email. My husband cringes because probably once a month we get emails form the head of IT at the entire Hospital System who warns everyone to delete their emails and that storage is at critical levels blah blah blah. Last week some HR person sent one to everyone group (4,000 employees) that had a HUGE attachment and it crashed everything.

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  2. LeendaDLL says:

    so… you clicked on all of the links, right?!?We got a bizarro nastygram today from IT about used computers not being for sale. I don't know who asked but the entire company got bitched at. And whoever asked the question was in a valid position anyway – we have about 200 employees who will be laid off this year and nothing to do with their computers (they're bought, not leased). So… employees can't have them but apparently strangers can.

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  3. MiamiShyner says:

    Hmmm, sounds like something our IT department would send out. They're just so confused. Ha! Good thing I'm working towards a degree in IT so I can be just as confused as the rest of them. 🙂

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  4. grrrace says:

    yup. that is just so IT. they do that kinda stuff. hehe.india! awesome! i have an aunt and cousin who live there. they're always trying to get us to visit. hehe.

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  5. patapete says:

    Lol, that's interesting. I see what you did there 😀

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  6. Sheri says:

    heheh – nice one. But why is your IT department relying on end-users for network security anyway? It's like telling the inmates of an asylum to look around and make sure nobody escapes while the gate is open.

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