Security message to the business world

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Tom R., Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Tom R.

    Tom R. Guest

    A pretty strong security message to the business world that purchase pcs for
    home and family

    From a post in another group.
    Tom R., Oct 24, 2003
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    Robin T Cox Guest


    "...Macs constitute such a tiny share of the world's computers that they
    just aren't an attractive target for virus writers and hackers."

    Why? Don't people like using them?

    I think we should be told.
    Robin T Cox, Oct 24, 2003
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    sli Guest

    wsj=Wall Street Journal, moderately safe.
    sli, Oct 25, 2003

  4. Is this a BS address - what is ptech.wsj... a phoney? No I didn't go there
    to check it out.
    Winston Smith, Oct 25, 2003
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    Tom R. Guest

    The "Wall Street Journal Online"
    Tom R., Oct 25, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    Thanks for the link to the WSJ article--it has good
    advice on waiting for MS-XP, SP-2. I already made
    that decision and have stored the two drives with
    XP on the closet shelf. (Microsoft's cops would
    probably arrest me for having the drives in the
    closet and the stickers still on the machines.) [:-(

    My wife uses a Mac, upgraded with OS/X, for all
    of her personal work. Handsome, quiet (no fans),
    fast, easy-to-use interface. We hide that machine
    behind a simple NAT box and have never bothered
    to install any anti-virus or firewall software on the
    machine itself.

    The machine has never suffered a casualty in the
    over four-years that it's been in service!

    The downside of course is that she can't view some
    of the email attachments and insertions that depend
    on Active-X or Microsoft's latest multi-media protocols.
    We've never bothered to search for utilities to handle
    this--she forwards the problem stuff to me and we
    view it on one of my PCs. We usually wait a few days
    to do this so that Norton can update to face the
    inevitable virus or worm.

    The Chip Merchant, here in San Diego, uses a point-of-sale
    system based on iMacs. I believe that their back-office
    for accounting and inventory is all Mac as well.

    Regards, "Mike"
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    Mike, Oct 28, 2003
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