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bleeper24
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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...

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

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dickevans
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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...

                                                                                                                                                           ....................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 NIS V21
bleeper24
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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 :smileywink:

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

Ed,

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

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 NIS V21