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I love how the news is all about outdated computer systems and bad firewalls, when it's a PICNIC issue.

Chris's department sent emails out days ago, with pictures, explicitly stating that if you get this email you must not click on it.

Even yesterday, after all the news coverage...

Caller: Hi, yeah, you sent us a warning about some email, telling us not to click on a link...?
Chris: Have you clicked on the link?
Caller: Yes.

No update or firewall can offer protection when dozens upon dozens of government employees genuinely cannot keep themselves from being an IT Crowd punchline.

on 2017-05-14 10:01 pm (UTC)
pipibluestockin: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] pipibluestockin
A clear case of PEBKAC (problem exists between keyboard and chair).

on 2017-05-14 11:26 pm (UTC)
jamethiel: A computer, exploding (ExplodingComputer)
Posted by [personal profile] jamethiel
AHAHAHAHAHA YEAH.

I was oncall yesterday and I got two calls to shut down our application so they could restart the server to apply patches. I was all "... this is not urgent/critical related to my application, you probably should be paying me."

Today, my boss reviewed the situation and decided that as a gesture of generosity, they didn't need to pay the company. So I lost half my Sunday for no benefit. (I mean, I get paid for oncall, but this was legitimately not our problem. PAY US.)

on 2017-05-16 10:57 am (UTC)
meridian_rose: pen on letter background  with text  saying 'writer' (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] meridian_rose
*facepalm*

I'd not come across that acronym before but it's going in my vocabulary now!

Also lol'ing at "government employees genuinely cannot keep themselves from being an IT Crowd punchline."

(I'd insert an IT crowd gif here but the one I'm thinking of might not be language appropriate :P)

on 2017-05-16 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] tjoel2
Duh?! How stupid can you be? I'll never get why people don't listen to stuff like that.

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