Oh my God...
A colleague of mine got an email. The email was badly translated into our language (probably Google translate was used) it said 'please open invoice attached'.
The anti-virus software successfully marked it as a virus, and did not allow my colleague to open attached 'invoice.exe' file.
Now by this point you would think that the person would just delete the email, but no. The colleague looked at me, and with the bitchiest voice said 'I got an invoice and can't open it after your anti-virus installation. Fix it!'
Needless to say, I had to explain, what a virus is and teach all the colleagues not to get hooked on scam mail... Took about 4 hours to explain this seemingly simple concept.
Fuck knows, how they did not nuke their IT infrastructure before I came here :/

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    Ask him if that happend before?
    Get a network virus scanner.
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    @heyheni it's a she, and way ahead of you ;D
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    sample plz
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    @Parzi what do you mean?
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    @HitWRight i want a copy of the malware

    a sample of the malware is what I desire

    sample plz

    (I collect, test, and generally fuck with malware as a hobby.)
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    @Parzi sorry, mate. Nuked it as soon as I found it. Gonna keep in mind if another one will find it's way attacking our infrastructure ;)
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    @HitWRight You could start a pin wall
    "IT security threats of which I have kept this company safe"
    Every time you saved the company you print out a monster with the virus name on it and pin it on the pin board. So when the higher ups walk by you can point to the board and show them your invaluable work.
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    @heyheni that's the most amazing idea I've heard. Thank you :)
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    @HitWRight Aw, damn... Well, next time you get some, i'll analyze it for you xD
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    @heyheni very clever!
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    A lot of us 'would-be' programmers and near-do-well coders suffer from imposter syndrome. But remember, the average IQ is 100, and it's called "average" because *half* of all people in a room are *dumber than that*.

    Sometimes we get paid to know 'simple concepts' because the world is full of 'simple concepts' and a lot of those 'simple concepts' are completely outside other people's definitions of 'simple' (and outside their job experience and job *description*)

    In fact I'd venture to say half of any 'professional' job is explaining simple concepts to other people who you work with, making them understand the problem domain.

    We're all teachers, if not at the end of day (meeting), then at the start of day (meeting), and inbetween at any given point of the day too.
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