1. So my mother was downloading an antivirus program to her laptop (FINALLY), but instead, she clicked on an ad link and downloaded a piece of malware to her laptop. #

    Tuesday, 29-Nov-11 23:53:55 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    1. @redenchilada #

      Tuesday, 29-Nov-11 23:54:30 UTC from web
    2. @redenchilada -_-* I have a friend whose mom got a popup ad which tried to recreate the look of a Windows window, resulting in two sets of min/max/close buttons. She, of course, clicked on the "close" which was still part of the ad.

      Tuesday, 29-Nov-11 23:56:24 UTC from web
      1. @scribus I swear, parents have no idea how to use computers. AND THUS, keyloggers create profit for the people who make them!

        Tuesday, 29-Nov-11 23:58:24 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
        1. @redenchilada I keep wishing that Ubuntu had been around longer, so that I could have gotten it to people before they got accustomed to Windows.

          Tuesday, 29-Nov-11 23:59:59 UTC from web
          1. @scribus Being "accustomed to Windows" isn't the problem, and I get sick of people who say it is. The problem is that people simply don't know how to tell a malicious link from the link you're looking for.

            Wednesday, 30-Nov-11 00:01:47 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
            1. @redenchilada That's fair. I just think it would be easier if I could give them the same protections I have without having to find versions for a different OS. I've almost forgotten that popups even happen.

              Wednesday, 30-Nov-11 00:04:46 UTC from web