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A " Weak Link " in the fight against Malware !

Hi all

           Just another article from Sophos newsletter that underlines why so many vulnerabilities are being exploited !

Whlst there will always be users who choose not to keep up to date ....and therefore leave a breach in the defences ...There will always be a state of affairs whereby no matter how hard the Security software providers work in order to try and keep ahead of the threat levels .....The "Human indifference element " will always remain a weak and fragile link !

Thanks to Sophos for .......http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/02/07/old-patched-microsoft-vulnerability-still-being-exploited/?utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ceaec31601-naked%252Bsecurity&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

                                                                                                                                                           ....................Ed

Windows7 SP1....Norton NIS 2012 ...4Gb RAM ..Momentus XT SolidState HybridHDDocendo discimus ( Teach in order to learn)

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Kudos0

Re: A " Weak Link " in the fight against Malware !


bleeper24 wrote:

Hi all

           Just another article from Sophos newsletter that underlines why so many vulnerabilities are being exploited !

Whlst there will always be users who choose not to keep up to date ....and therefore leave a breach in the defences ...There will always be a state of affairs whereby no matter how hard the Security software providers work in order to try and keep ahead of the threat levels .....The "Human indifference element " will always remain a weak and fragile link !

Thanks to Sophos for .......http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/02/07/old-patched-microsoft-vulnerability-still-being-exploited/?utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ceaec31601-naked%252Bsecurity&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

                                                                                                                                                           ....................Ed


Ed,

As has been noted before the most important security device is the one between the left and right ears of the users. Needless to say that it must be fully engaged to be worth anything. Same goes for the chair - keyboard interface. If it's running on rote there's no telling how much damage can be done. Since both are imperfect I'm guessing that we'll be busy for a long time to come. Symantec developing excellent  and the volunteers trying to dig the users out of the holes they dig for themselves. Sounds like job security for both groups to me.

Dick Win7x64 SP1 current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: A " Weak Link " in the fight against Malware !

Dick wrote .....

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As has been noted before the most important security device is the one between the left and right ears of the users. Needless to say that it must be fully engaged to be worth anything. Same goes for the chair - keyboard interface. If it's running on rote there's no telling how much damage can be done. Since both are imperfect I'm guessing that we'll be busy for a long time to come.

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Yet another resigned "Amen " to that Dick

Windows7 SP1....Norton NIS 2012 ...4Gb RAM ..Momentus XT SolidState HybridHDDocendo discimus ( Teach in order to learn)
Kudos0

Re: A " Weak Link " in the fight against Malware !

Ed,

Don't resign! Think positive - we have great job security

Also, thanks for the amen. It's nice to know folks are reading and great when they agree.

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win7x64 SP1 current NSBU