Jilara (jilara) wrote,
Jilara
jilara

mutter, mutter blaster worm....

I'm not going to comment on today until tomorrow, when hopefully whatever has moved out of whatever cycle it's in.

This much, though, I learned. It is not necessary, on a corporate network, to even *use* your PC in order to get a worm. As I found out, today. I logged in for the first time in weeks, because I needed to read a couple excel spreadsheets that I had in my Unix box. The only reason I have the PC is so I can read Excel and Word documents. It has NO net access other than a window into my Unix box through the corporate network. Well, nothing worked, and just spewed error messages. These were documents that worked perfectly well before. I called IT. Yup. And my machine (no surprise) was very, very out of date. They even had to enable Internet Exploder (which our IT guy had told us NOT to use, and refused to configure) to get the new updates. Sigh. (One of the fun side comments, though was "well, it won't do anything to your Unix box. Nothing can break Unix.")

However, it says something about today that I had to make several *other* calls to IT, not MS related. More later
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