• All Community
    • All Community
    • Forums
    • Ideas
    • Blogs
Advanced

Not what you are looking for? Ask the experts!

Kudos0

Norton + Fbi ?

I have read on wikipedia , that older version of Norton did protect against a certain spyware , made by the FBI.

Not that i care or something but still i want to know , does Norton 2012 also not protect you against federal and goverment spywares ?

I mean those spywares can also be abused and maybe exploited by hackers.

Replies

Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?

I doubt that anyone who really knows would tell you .......

But I would not worry since Norton is very good at protecting you against the "professional baddies"

But remember that the greatest danger to your computer lies between the left ear and the right ear of the user ....

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?


IndoNator wrote:

I have read on wikipedia , that older version of Norton did protect against a certain spyware , made by the FBI.

Not that i care or something but still i want to know , does Norton 2012 also not protect you against federal and goverment spywares ?

I mean those spywares can also be abused and maybe exploited by hackers.


Hi,

I have to agree with Hugh. The second part of that is that 'if' such software exists and is being used it would do its very best to not be found and also to not make itself known by doing bad things to your system. Let's face it the bad press from a proven incident of govenrment spying on its citizens could cause more trouble then we have now. About the only way you are going to be able to have a very high degree of confidence that your computer is and stays free of 'nasties' is to never plug it into the Internet. Sort of defeats the whole purpose of having a system.

As recommended by most everybody here and elsewhere. Keep your operating system current, keep a good security program on your system that is current and upgraded to the latest version, be careful where you surf and make sure that the chair keyboard interface is fully engaged at all times

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?

Well im not a criminal i have nothing to worry about but i guess the fbi would do its best not to let it exploit i guess.

I have my system updated with Windows update , and i have a program called Secunia , who checks your programs for updates , and i scan my computer regurly.

And i admit i watch porn sometimes haha , but that i do in a virtual machine ( virtualbox ).

But aslong im not a criminal i dont have to worry ........ right ?

Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?


IndoNator wrote:

Well im not a criminal i have nothing to worry about but i guess the fbi would do its best not to let it exploit i guess.

I have my system updated with Windows update , and i have a program called Secunia , who checks your programs for updates , and i scan my computer regurly.

And i admit i watch porn sometimes haha , but that i do in a virtual machine ( virtualbox ).

But aslong im not a criminal i dont have to worry ........ right ?


The hackers and malware developers of this world couldn't care an iota who or what you are or are not. All they are looking for is another computer to hijack/infect/mess with. The porn sites are some of the 'better' places to get infected with more than a case of virtual vd.

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?

yes but that was not my point , i know Norton protects against malware , but i mean goverment/federal spyware , my question was , i am not a criminal so i wont get spyware from federals on my computer ....right ?

Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?

If you want to worry just ask yourself "How will they know I am not a criminal unless they ..... ?"

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?

oh so we're all screwed ?

Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?


IndoNator wrote:

oh so we're all screwed ?


Not the term I would use but....

If you think that you can get some sort of a promise/guarantee/warranty/what ever, that you and your activities will never be subject to at least routine observation by any means you are doomed to disappointment. Part of the culture is to sort out the good from the bad. If I cannot observe that something is good I usually assume that it is bad. **bleep**-u-mes aren't a good thing but they are what you end up with when you are prevented from getting the facts.

stay well surf safe

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Accepted Solution
Kudos0

Re: Norton + Fbi ?

ok ok

This thread is closed from further comment. Please visit the forum to start a new thread.