Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
I'm talking about real world, every day consumer usage. What you're talking about..instead of worrying about software security, you should focus on closing off the network, like we do at the office here. No offense, but if you're worrying about software security, I think you're overpaid.
Underpaid?, who are you tell me what I should or should not be paid? if anything I'm under paid for the amount of time I put into making sure patient data and records are safe. The system is lock down with public, private, secure, and system admin networks. The mobile computers in the ER pull patient data from the database servers in real time with the software they have running and I have to make sure those computers are secured and the network is locked down. A little over a couple years ago my account on here was compromised due to someone using a java drive on here, and I had MSE installed at the time and everyone else said there was a virus and I wasn't picking anything up as they were using Avast and other AV's that picked it up. Some months later the person that used my account login to spread an infected text file with fake Star Craft II keys to infect others and grab more account details and that is what drove me to learn about network security and CCNP as I already had my CCNA and just got CEH certified a few months ago.
Originally Posted by Rookie1337
Dud you should be moving that info to Linux or something else that doesn't have a welcome mat for "run whatever you like". I never understood why such important system are running a heavy and painfully uncustomizable OS like Windows.
I'm not in charge of that decision, the system is lock down, it's just if someone gains access to an internal system all hell could break lose. Before I started working there, someone got access and started changing patient info and changed medicine for one patient to something that they were fatally allergic to, luckily the doctor caught it in time before giving it to them. Stuff like that is why the hospital needs people like me around to make sure stuff like that doesn't happen.
Protip for Firefox users: type about:config in the address bar look for and disable browser disk.cache not only does this speed up browsing by eliminating the browser using the hard drive or ssd, but it eliminates possible infections from popping up as temp files in the cache folder.Edited by XAslanX - 12/2/12 at 7:40pm