M$ is so cute

I just found this via del.icio.us and could not resist to post it here. The following link leads to a Microsoft site, I am not responsible for it’s content and …. oh just click on it: A parent’s primer to computer slang

While it’s important to respect your children’s privacy, understanding what your teenager’s online slang means and how to decipher it is important as you help guide their online experience. While it has many nicknames, information-age slang is commonly referred to as leetspeek, or leet for short. Leet (a vernacular form of “elite”) is a specific type of computer slang where a user replaces regular letters with other keyboard characters to form words phonetically creating the digital equivalent of pig Latin with a twist of hieroglyphics.

It’s really cute or naive? Filed under security, to protect your child. If this is similar to their security policies for software no wonder IE and windows are so broken.