Technology That Reaches Beyond the Grave

For IT administrators, this might be the scariest thing in the cemetery



On a PC Website in Romania -- home of Transylvania -- on Halloween, we find this photo of a real-life geek's grave.

Now, we're guessing that this particular geek died some time ago, which would explain his choice of CRT over plasma screen. But the monitor and keyboard certainly suggest something from the older x86 line, scarily immortalized in stone -- yep, those dang boxes are undead here, too, just like they are in your enterprise.

Legend has it that on the full moon, the stone screen glows green (or in a snazzy optional orange), carrying a DOS prompt: "C:/disk error."

Our Halloween nightmare for you: something else that goes "grind" in the night.

— Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading

Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one ... View Full Bio
 

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