At last we’re producing security messages that real people (the general public) can make sense of!

At last – an interface for real people – i.e. those that aren’t technical security experts. The following dialog message is part of Windows Vista


The built-in Windows Vista personal firewall settings are automatically configured according to your answer.

BTW. The “Watershed” is a Cinema in Bristol – I’m there for today’s Technical (TechNet) Roadshow.

Comments (4)

  1. paul says:

    Hi Steve, Just a quick note to say I thought the technet roadshow yesterday was really productive – so if you can pass the message on to your colleagues as well.

    All around good job!

  2. Steve Lamb says:

    Will do. Thanks Paul. I’m glad to hear that you found the event useful.

    What would you like to find out about in the future?

  3. Keith says:

    Not sure that the general public can make sense of the message.

    What do ‘this’ as in ‘this is a public network’ apply to – l’m not connecting to a website, I’m connecting to a website.

    What’s a network? I don’t have a network I just use the internet!

    I do appreciate ‘firewall settings are automatically configured according to your answer’. I’m not convinced that the answer is more informed. In short I think you’re over stating the impact of the UI tidy-up.

  4. Steve Lamb says:

    Keith> Fair comment. I’ve heard many non-tech users talk about "my Internet" 🙂