Sent some urgent data to a client yesterday. This morning, a couple of frantic e-mails in my inbox: “Our IT dept has blocked zip files ‘cos they’re a security threat. Please resend!”
So basically, Windows now means we have to:
- create the zip file
- rename it to .zap, .zep, .zop, .zup, … or whatever
- send the file
- the recipient has to save the attachment, and rename the file.
Listen, I want to go to a sensible place today. How long will it be before those alternative endings are compromised (or that Windows gets a less lobotomised security model)?