FUD Your Best Friend, Question Everything And Keep Those Shields Up

Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. When a vendor uses it purely to sell you more stuff or unfairly tear down a competitor, FUD is evil. But when you're talking about firewalls, viruses, network management, phishing, data security and content filtering... FUD's a Public Service.

Crackers steal credit card databases, phishers swipe identities, and viruses convert victims to zombies... week in and week out. Despite a constant stream of warnings, lax users and network managers respond by shooting the messengers for spreading FUD: "You're just trying to scare us." FUD: It's A Good Thing.

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 29th December 2005 7:04AM