The Tompkins County (New York) Expert Guide to Internet Security
Well, I missed that one and would like to share this “gem” with you. It already looks like it has been removed from the site but that’s really incredible to see anyway. I found it on Distrowatch, the original page it was posted was here.
Here’s the distrowatch’s article:
This is something that has left us so bewildered, we were not sure whether to laugh or to cry.
The picture on the right is a screenshot taken from the Information Technology Services page of the Tompkins County Government, state of New York, USA (we reproduce it here just in case this “gem” is removed in the future, but you can visit the said page here).
We don’t believe there is any need to comment on the quality of this “expert” advice given by the county’s authorities.
However, we do sympathise with all residents of Tompkins County. If your local government demonstrates the same level of competence in other areas of governance as it does in the information technology field, then… well, let’s just say that we sincerely hope no natural or other disaster ever befalls on your part of the world!
Update: It seems that the Tompkins County IT services page has undergone some modifications since our story was published (have you guys been emailing them???). While Internet Explorer is still the only “supported” browser, the page no longer advises users to remove Firefox from their computers in order to “prevent virus infections”.
Well, what can we say? Just incredible
After years spent telling our friends not to use Internet Explorer at all because of viruses risks and bad security performances, here comes some surely paid-by-MS-to-say-this-shit-guys releasing such n “Expert” opinion. Well, what to say, we surely must be totally ignorant people then!
And what about people using Linux or MacOS? They (we) cannot install IE, so they surely are doomed to be unsupported!!! And they will surely have security and viruses problems…. but, hey, wait, I forgot, we don’t have viruses in the Linux or Mac world!!!