I just read this story over at SC Magazine about Julie Amero’s sentencing being pushed back for a month. I think this is a precursor to a victory, and I am psyched at the number of supporters Julie has behind her from the IT and blogger world.
While I read the article, I started thinking about this on the line of the old “stupid user” issue that some of us Catalyst Community bloggers have been fighting against (see here and here). Now we all know Ms. Amero is not stupid, but it struck me that this is really a gigantic case of IT geeks and security folks rallying behind one of these “stupid users”. I think this is nothing short of miraculous, and I hope this is a start to a big push towards end-user and home-user education in security.
I wonder if Ms. Amero even knows that she is quickly becoming the “poster child” for those people who think education is a better path than making fun of end users?