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The recent ransomware attack has got me thinking
whether a system is up to date and patched should have a
notification icon similar to how cars have notification
lights for when the engine is losing too much oil. It could
be color coded, green means patched up, orange means
the patches are
pending as the OS is a version receiving
patches, red means the OS isn't receiving patches and will
remain vulnerable. It could be a taskbar icon and provide
the user with more information when clicked.
As computers and networks become an increasingly
important part of our lives it's important to bring some of
the old design conventions (like indicator lights) to these
new mission critical systems.
Smoke coming from user's computer means Best Buy's servers are on fire
Mentioned in my anno [notexactly, May 15 2017]
||What does it mean when a: the monitor is pointing a gun at
you? Or b: the case starts to smoke?
||How hard would it be to fake a green light in virusware?
||// What does it mean when [
] the case starts to
||It means Best Buy's servers are on fire.
||Or its spent too much time uploading Cheech and Chong...
||I have one of these - it's my computer protection software icon which changes if anything is out of date or vulnerable.