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Linux3
10-15-2010, 06:26
Are you keeping up with patches for your Windows system?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/patch-tuesday-critical-flaws-haunt-microsoft-office-ie-browser/7447?tag=nl.e589

And what do you think of Scott Charney of Microsoft's idea?
My thought is if you banish a system from the Internet then how does the user fix it?

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/microsoft-wants-sick-pcs-barred-from-net-20101008-16c3r.html

CitizenOfDreams
10-15-2010, 06:48
And what do you think of Scott Charney of Microsoft's idea?
My thought is if you banish a system from the Internet then how does the user fix it?


If you do not allow drunk people to drive then how do they get home from the bar to sober up?

Pierre!
10-15-2010, 06:57
I patch all my systems:
Windows 7
MAC OSX
Linux - openSuse, Ubuntu, KUbuntu

They all need patches, many patches are security patches.

It is the way of the internet... Patch Patch Patch

Otherwise, how do us Silicon Jockey's pay our bills???

Linux3
10-15-2010, 12:05
If you do not allow drunk people to drive then how do they get home from the bar to sober up?
Thanks for the laugh.....

mikeflys1
10-15-2010, 17:14
People still use IE?

CitizenOfDreams
10-15-2010, 18:07
People still use IE?

<= Has been using IE since version 3.0 (1995). Tried "alternative" browsers a few times but haven't found them to have any advantages over IE.

dbarry
10-15-2010, 18:12
but haven't found them to have any advantages over IE.

Google chrome: speed

CitizenOfDreams
10-15-2010, 18:59
Google chrome: speed

Speed of what exactly? I'm using my browser to visit web sites, not to run benchmark tests with a stopwatch in my hand.

Slug71
10-16-2010, 15:31
<= Has been using IE since version 3.0 (1995). Tried "alternative" browsers a few times but haven't found them to have any advantages over IE.

You do realise IE is the most unsafe Browser right?

CitizenOfDreams
10-16-2010, 17:15
You do realise IE is the most unsafe Browser right?

Could you send me the URL of a website that would be unsafe to visit with my IE? Because the only virus I accidentally launched in the last 5 years did not come from the Web.

MB-G26
10-16-2010, 19:05
You do realise IE is the most unsafe Browser right?

IE @ default settings - I would agree is very unsafe, but I don't know whether it's THE most unsafe. One can open one's self up to all kind of nasty crap via any browser, all depending upon the settings/tightening of security/precautions (e.g., scripts, ActiveExploit, etc.)