Also 2% is a huge risk to take
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Also 2% is a huge risk to take
Last edited by Aizmov; 08-05-2011 at 10:00 PM.
Hey look, Japan made a movie about me!
We also aren't just talking about viruses, there is more to security than that. How safe is it against intrusions?
But I can ignore all experience, and all what the security researchers say and take your word for it. Tonight I'm wiping Ubuntu, Windows 7 and OS X Lion and switching back to XP
Last edited by Aizmov; 08-06-2011 at 03:13 PM.
I think I really need to go to the opticians now since the last I heard internet explorer is the BIGGEST security hole in the windows OS and most of the updates (and I mean from IE7 onwards) have been copied from firefox.
Also you should google macdefender which was the biggest threat to mac users (I say was since it seems the Russian rozzers have taken down the operation) which caused apple to implement a anti-malware system to detect this threat and remove it (plus the fact that the creators kept on altering the program to get past the detection of prior versions).
@Aizmov I'm gonna call you on Internet Explorer being more secure then Fire Fox. I want to see some evidence of that. As for hackers, there's a few simple things you can do such as not run the admin account like Eris said. And don't set a password, shocker, but, the prevents your computer from being accessed remotely so you have to actually log on to it manually. There's also having a ten plus character password consisting of randomly capitalized letters and numbers. For each character over ten you add years to the time it'd take an automatic password cracker to decode the password. And as for keyloggers that'd fall under being vigilant. As for another anti-virus software, I'm using three. Two Paid and one free but highly recommended. And yes 7 is more secure, I'd love to own it but I can't afford it as I need one with XP compatibility for some of my games. As for your last comment, now you're just being stupid. I'm just saying if you use a less secure OS you need to be vigilant. If you do that you should be fine.
Internet Explorer more secure then Firefox?
It's an older article but a bit relevant:
IE8 and 9 are more secure due to sandboxing and process isolation, firefox stll doesn't have that.
Also MacDefender is a minor risk, one malware is hardly an issue and if you have common sense you are fine.
Last edited by Aizmov; 08-07-2011 at 04:02 AM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_AuroraIn an advisory on January 14, 2010, Microsoft said that attackers targeting Google and other U.S. companies used software that exploits a hole in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability affects Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8 on Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2008 R2, as well as IE 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
You used IE, so I'm linking one using Safari. And hacking isn't the same as a virus. Everything has exploits.
That's different. You can't compare the two, read more about it.
Oh dear oh dear oh dear looks like the mac OS isn't as bulletproof as you think if a redirection trojan can get through.
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