It's not even that. The one we have at work was basically, here is the file you requested, with a link to some file sharing website link to a pdf file. Except if you looked at the address it wasn't even the right site. I got about 10 emails today with the "here you have" subject line, as well as 2 emails from people screaming not to open any suspicious emails.
Yet I keep getting them..
Is this really a surprise given than IE is built into the Windows system anyway? Explorer is running in the background no matter what, so when you start up Firefox or any other browser its going to run on top of explorer.
I don't see the problem in this. As long as you give the aircraft a simple AI (planes practically fly themselves anyway), and a pre-set route, they should be fairly predictable. A simple in-the-air navigation system for collision avoidance and you're set.
Some schools have Lego Mindstorms, which have a primitive programming system. I mean, it's not hat hard to teach stuff like conditionals, loops, object, etc. The idea of anything taught at this level is to familiarize the student for higher-level work. We do spend 4 years teaching algebra, after all.