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Microsoft to ban sick PCs?

18.10.2010 by Lady Penelope

A senior Microsoft researcher has this week been arguing that PCs infected with a virus should be blocked from the internet. Scott Charney, the corporate vice president for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing, wrote in a blog post that infected computers should be temporarily banned from the internet until they have been cleaned. The proposal is intended to tackle botnets and prevent malware from spreading across the internet. Charney writes: "Just as when an individual who is not vaccinated puts others' health at risk, computers that are not protected or have been compromised with a botnet put others at risk and pose…

The Shape of Computers to Come

22.6.2006 by Chris N

An article on Slashdot about some graphics-pen based desktop software called 'BumpTop' started me thinking again about interface design (see 'Welcome to Userville'). But then my thinking started to run 'well I wrote that post about software design, better think…

Welcome to Userville

16.5.2006 by Chris N

Working in IT is only marginally less stressful than working at CTU, a recent poll suggests. Well colour me surprised - bet if you did a similar poll of carribean beach-bar barmen they'd be moaning about the hazards of falling…

Selectitis

28.4.2006 by Chris N

When people watch me browsing they think I'm weird - even when I'm not on hatsofmeat.com - because my name is Chris and I am a selecting-things-on-the-screen addict. When I'm reading something on the web I compulsively select and deselect…

I Heard the Noise Today, oh Boy

19.4.2006 by Chris N

Aside from the fact that we have Big Brother, deadlines, diets and one hundred different ways to get in touch with people electronically in order to tell them what a crazy fool they were last night, the one thing that…