Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Do we need computer competence tests?

Indignation is the immediate response if you suggest to any computer user that they should be given a licence to use their PC only if they pass a test. Why is this? Every time some kid clicks on a phishing link and invokes a Trojan program, or some greedy idiot agrees to send their bank details to a bunch of crooks in Israel or Russia in the hope of getting hold of illegal cash, their computer gets compromised, and joins the army of "bots" which mean that legitimate businesses are fleeced of terrifying amounts of money by organised criminals.

Read the article HERE.


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