On 22.05.10 20:02, Viktor Steinmann wrote:
Despite the joy of seeing Arnold on TV (and in the
last issue of c't
b.t.w), this is probably the worst movie about "how the internet/mail
works" *ever*. Actually it's so bad, that it has some entertainment
value. Examples: Internet traffic is split into packets at the
provider's permises, not on your host. Several packets of the same data
stream are routed through about 5 different paths at the same time.
Malware sits in routers or somewhere along the path of the packets and
attacks them directly there (and the packets fight back...). Journalists
mind-farts never looked better....
The factual error about malware is probably the worst. Because
this will not help that people will learn to understand how
viruses really works and that they are probably helping in the
distribution by their own actions. As far as I know, still almost
all of the viruses need action from the user to get activated, eg.
open the .zip and/or clicking on the .exe or by accepting to start
a program offered from the browser to be run.
This movie shows that this whole Internet thing is to complicated
to be technically understood by a regular user. The answers from
the people on the street at the beginning shows this clearly too.