There is all this chatter going on about home computers under attack. In 1999 I got a cable connection in the house, and it took about a week to figure out I was getting pinged like crazy – ZoneAlarm to the rescue. This is nothing new, but the scare mongers prevail.
Now we hear numbers on how much your computer gets attacked at night.
I am sure we will soon hear anti-virus software companies spewing the pitch – “We protect your computer while you sleep.” It will come from some ad or PR firm, who think they are really cute – you know, the same ones that are pitching the latest drug for your sore pinky.
I just want to know – has anyone heard of the “sleep” function? Or better yet, the power button? I think those come with computers nowadays.