This subject sounded familiar and I see that I blogged about this in December ’07.
I received a padded envelope in the mail yesterday. The only reference on this package was a return address label that read:
555 Monster Rd SW
Renton WA 98057
There was absolutely nothing in writing contained inside this package. The only contents was a 512mb USB memory stick labeled Microsoft Small Business Specialist.
As knowledgable IT professionals – are we expected to just trust that there is nothing bad on this memory stick? This might be a social engineering ploy and wouldn’t we have egg on our faces?
Microsoft, with your 89,000 employees or whatever the number – I should think that you would have one or two that could teach the rest some better means of communication – perhaps you could include a piece of paper that explained who and why this device had been sent? Or perhaps, provide a telephone number that recipients (us) could call to verify the authenticiity of this device.