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post #11 of 84
People rely on bloated patches for security?


I don't even have windows update turned on yet I don't get anything more severe than the odd tracking cookie here and there.
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I put avast on some one computer so thay could quit buying norton. Some months later during a phone call they told me they went back to norton because they didn't want to have to register once a year for free protection.
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post #13 of 84
This is pretty old news. There have been articles like this every month or so...
    
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post #14 of 84
very interesting.

Time to shut down some mac noobs. hehehe.

(^ see what i did there?)
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post #15 of 84
hence CanSecWest results for the past few years ^^
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post #16 of 84
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Because most people are not that smart perhaps?
Usually it's easier for companies to assume that the general public is full of idiots.....and sadly enough nine times out of ten they are right....

Quote:
Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
People rely on bloated patches for security?


I don't even have windows update turned on yet I don't get anything more severe than the odd tracking cookie here and there.
neither do I, I run avast and malwarebytes and have never gotten anything worse than "This site may host malware" warning from Chrome.
post #17 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Because most people are not that smart perhaps?
Human beings are the most intelligent beings on earth. Everything is dumbed down because we, as a society, are taught to be lazy and stupid from birth. Being stupid and lazy is cool. Apple and many other companies encourage users not to question anything they do. The "It just works" slogan is designed for secrecy.
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post #18 of 84
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Human beings are the most intelligent beings on earth.
Uh. Huh.

I'd like to introduce you to some of my fellow car drivers in NowHere. Squirrels have a higher IQ.
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post #19 of 84
Reading Tom's reduces IQ and increases risk of brain cancer.

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Trend Micro also mentioned WordPress as the most dangerous software of 2010, IRC as the most dangerous IP protocol, Google as the most dangerous website due to its gateway role to malware threats, Facebook as the riskiest social network site, PDF as the worst file format, IE as the most dangerous runtime environment, the web browser as the main malware infection channel, and CO.CC as the most dangerous top-level domain.
Yeah, whatever...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phyxers View Post
neither do I, I run avast and malwarebytes and have never gotten anything worse than "This site may host malware" warning from Chrome.
I run a monthly scan. Nothing ever pops up. I have Firefox blocking ads and scripts if I don't trust the websites I'm on.

It's nice to be smarter than the average fence post
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Reading Tom's reduces IQ and increases risk of brain cancer.



Yeah, whatever...
To be fair they're right about Facebook and IE.
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